Monday, June 29, 2009

Favorite Albums: "The Boy with the Arab Strap" (1998, Jeepster/Matador)

My introduction to Belle and Sebastian was on the "Juno" soundtrack, where I fell in love with the song Piazza, New York Catcher. B&S are also my introduction to "Twee Rock."

This is a really great mellow album with great, poetic lyrics.


Gilligan said...

Great choice. "Seeing Other People", "Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It" and "Act of the Apostle" are my favorites. They tell such great stories.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I am lousy at song titles, but used to listen to this one constantly in the car.

Tommy Salami said...

I love me some Belle & Sebastian. I found them from the music snobs at and "Sleep the Clock Around," "Me and the Major," "Fox in the Snow" and "Step into my Office Baby" are some faves. They really know how to craft an album, and you should get the rest of 'em!

Darius Whiteplume said...

I have "Fold your hands, child..." somewhere (it has a great oicture for a cover - very "Twins of Evil").

I had gotten away from pop music since my car stereo is acting up. My mini has lots of little electrical glitches :-(

Lubbert Das said...

If you haven't already, make sure you pick up "Tigermilk"

There first album and still one of their best.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I have been meaning to get that one. Thanks for the "thumbs up" on it.

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