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.