Perhaps I should have kept this for the upcoming sportathon but I’ve just spent a near perfect day in the sun listening to Belle & Sebastian’s back catalogue. I’d forgotten how good they were, I somehow lost them an album or 2 back and that had tainted impressions. But, there is no denying that a hazy lazy day spent in the company of friends with these lavishly gifted Glaswegians playing in the background is one of life’s sweet pleasures. 1996’s ‘If you’re Feeling Sinister’ is far and away my favourite album and the opening salvo of ‘Stars of Track and Field’ and ‘Seeing Other People’ my favourite sequence. You’ve probably guessed by now that I’m not one for pouring over lyrics but I make an exception for Belle & Sebastian, their pithy little inlay notes alone are worth their weight in gold. With a back catalogue that is rich and varied, cerebral and so injected with winning melody it’s a wonder other bands even bother trying to keep up. KD
Belle & Sebastian – Stars of Track and Field
Watch The Video To A Century of Fakers
More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: If You’re Feeling Sinister
I’m the same with B&S- they lost me a while back but this was the first song I ever heard by them and it remains a classic.