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in june ffs!
I've seen ...Sinister live before.
So long away, though!
yeah but all the creepy semi-paedo behaviour of the latter-day b&s has tarnished the whole catalogue and meant only the REALLY good albums are still ok
Has Stuart Murdoch gone all Michael Jackson or something?
He presents as the slightly creepy English Literature lecturer who would invite freshers back to his flat for cheese and wine. I don't think the whole catalogue has been tarnished; late-period B&S has been tarnished by virtue of not being very good.
even if none of them are in the league of their 90s stuff and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.
Really don't get that impression from Stuart Murdoch at all, he's a British Sufjan Stevens basically (but maybe you all think he's a bit weird too)
I think it's the current obsession with onstage dancers that I find a bit odd. Have you watched their Glasto set?
I reckon you could make one good 12-track album from the best of their last three.
- getting dancers on stage most of which are girls in their teens and early twenties
- writing a racist and creepy musical about teenage girls with mental health issues getting cured by indiepop
- getting carey mulligan to sing on a song despite her never having sung before just because he thinks she's hot (?)
- some fairly dodgy lyrics
So it didn't include the correct quotient of POC. Does that make it racist (i.e. - espousing the idea that one race is superior/inferior to another), or did it simply make it an inaccurate portrayal of the Glasgow indie scene?
Also, Stuart Murdoch himself has a history of mental health issues, and he obviously feels that indiepop "cured" him.
So why not make the protagonist a young man, rather than a young woman? Would that make it better, or would it make things even more insufferable?
You'd love this site: http://yourfaveisproblematic.tumblr.com/
I've read a whole essay on it somewhere, which I can't find now unfortunately..
groups of girls in their teens and early twenties!
That's a bit strong, I would say he's a bit oblivious to the age difference and hasn't given it much thought. That it's ok for him to hang out with 25 year old girls because he still thinks he's 25, in own mind, and not 45. I've known a few people like that, but their obliviousness eventually becomes OMG self-awareness or someone tells them.
Stuart Murdoch reminds me of Woody Allen, but in a nice way. Woody got older, but his female co-stars always stayed young. Of couse, that can't go on forever. Even Woody had to replace himself with Owen Wilson.
did you just try and argue that someone isn't a creepy pervert by comparing them to.... WOODY ALLEN ?
c'mon guys don't get so defensive. i like belle and sebastian, you like belle and sebastian. he's obviously a perv tho
if it was prefixed with "Then again, there are times where" or wasn't written at all.
My obsession with Belle and Sebastian clouds my judgment. Every time I see some publicity photos or concert footage, I really, really want to give Stuart the benefit of the doubt, but I'm thinking Christ, this is getting embarrassing now.
primarily these two. would like to go to both but i can see it being expensive so i might just go to IYFS.
Their best song.
Those two albums are only 40 minutes each. Why can't they play them both? The Cure play 3 albums at a time. I saw the Bunnymen do two at a time. I'm not sure I agree with bands only doing one unless it's a double-album or is significantly unique (different line-up or different time period etc etc). It might be ok if there are a large number of EPs added to the set.
(other newer, less-good songs)
It's mrs ccb's birthday that day too :)
was a great late entry. gave up after that.
would like to hear more about this 'good songs from the later albums' theory.
Play for Today
Two of their best songs in their whole career in my opinion - but I think there's plenty to like on the last two records.
Act of the Apostle I
Another Sunny Day
Dress Up In You
Didn't See It Coming
Come On, Sister
I Want The World To Stop
The Ghost Of Rockschool
The Party Line
Perfect Couples (easily Stevie's best song for a while)
Play For Today
Chickfactor, for instance. And much of Fold Your Hands. (And personally, I think The Boy Done Wrong Again is dreary as fuck).
the Richard X remix of I Didn't See It Coming is the best thing they've ever done.
Last album is their best (and most consistent) since DCW, but Perfect Couples is the worst thing on it, surely?
I can't stand the one that's been a single recently (track two?)
I'd have renamed The Book Of You as Walking In The Rain and stuck it out as a single.
basically made me hate that album.
They played it live too and I've sure it went on for ages. Fortunatly there was a cool video to go with it so I just watched that and tried to ignore the music.
But also has The Model and Too Much Love, 2 of their best IMO. Compared to the songs listed above, anyhow. I pretty much treat post-Jeepster B&S as a completely different band though tbh.
a bit corny, but powerful.
So too is Funny Little Frog.
But yeah, Funny Little Frog is alright.
When my gf has got them herself, anyone who had no luck getting them can hit me up for one for each night at face value obvs
Can't believe how quickly they've sold, who'da thunk it?
I tried to pm you but not sure if it works, I would def take an IYFS standing ticket off your hands if poss.