Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

Scottish chamber pop band Belle and Sebastian has always had the annoying habit of releasing some of their best music on import-only EPs. Now they've finally collected seven of their hard-to-find (they're now all out of print) EPs on a handy, two-disc set. The collection spans five years and features the bittersweet and clever lyrics typical of Belle and Sebastian's work, and music that ranges from country-inspired to lushly orchestrated. If you're new to Belle and Sebastian this is a great place to start, but it is an essential for old fans as well.


I love their crazy lyrics, but I am afraid to listen to them too much because those crazy lyrics never leave my head. In fact just the mention of them has "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" playing in my head. Maybe it will leave by next Tuesday.