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« on: June 30, 2003, 08:10:47 AM »
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Belle & Sebastian is a really great and interesting band that Todd Solondz uses quite a bit. They did the entire score to "Storytelling" and their music sort of fits Solondz's movies. They came out with several albums including "Tigermilk", "If You're Feeling Sinister", "The Boy with the Arab Strap" and "Fold Your Hands, You Walk Like A Peasant". Yes, they have very original album titles. If you haven't heard them, you should really check them out.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2003, 09:07:24 AM »
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love the "Tigermilk" cd.  Mary Jo and We Rule The School are personal favs.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2003, 09:45:40 AM »
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They also got some free publicity in High Fidelity (although not as much as the Beta Band). My favorite of theirs is If You're Feeling Sinister. I rue the day I decided not to see their show last summer.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2003, 10:47:49 AM »
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Yeah, I really like "We Rule the School" as well but I think that my favorite album of thiers is "If You're Feeling Sinister". There are about 7 really great songs on there.
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2003, 11:16:48 AM »
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"if you're feeling sinister" and "fold your hand you walk like a peasant" are my 2 favorite albums.  i was lucky enough to see them live in detroit last year.  currently, that show is number 1 in my all time top 5 best shows ever list!  goddamn!  they're a good band!  they totally do not have the credit they deserve in america.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2003, 03:23:41 PM »
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I just heard their song "The Chalet Lines". It's dark, but really wonderful. One of their best.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2003, 03:25:06 PM »
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I as well like B&S.
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2003, 07:11:08 AM »
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Quote from: SoNowThen
I as well like B&S.

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2003, 12:13:42 PM »
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Here's a story...

A belle walked up to a sebastian.

THE END

ha ha ha! :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2003, 01:00:17 AM »
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They also got some free publicity in High Fidelity (although not as much as the Beta Band). My favorite of theirs is If You're Feeling Sinister. I rue the day I decided not to see their show last summer.


One of the best shows of recent years. I posted somewhere else about seeing them in Portland 09/12/2001, which I'll never forget...

I agree with Meatwas about favorite songs. Best overall album is Fold Your Hands, Child, but my favorite piece of their work is the 3, 6, 9... Seconds of Light EP. And I swear it's not because of the sexy cover (I find that Stuart Murdoch an EXTREMELY attractive fellow, and they don't use band pictures for the most part!).

Apparently, their next effort will be produced by Trevor Horn of Frankie Goes to Hollywood and t.A.T.U. fame...  :?:
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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2003, 03:44:17 PM »
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I really like this cover.



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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2003, 06:52:12 PM »
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I know where you can order a poster of that cover. It's a poster advertising their "Fold Your Hands" album. You can buy it here...

http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/exchange-glance/Y04Y4641757Y0582427/104-4830542-1804750
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2003, 03:41:28 AM »
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thanks, filmcritic
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2003, 11:46:31 AM »
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What is the best B&S website out there?
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2003, 08:39:43 PM »
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www.belleandsebastian.co.uk/home -- their official site is filled with cool junk like one of the member's journals (can't remember who) and a Q&A where they answer lots of questions
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