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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Sun Jul 19, 2015 18:40

Again I find myself embattled and isolated on the B+S thread.

When will I learn?

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by This Is Helena » Sun Jul 19, 2015 20:15

andyiong wrote:Again I find myself embattled and isolated on the B+S thread.

When will I learn?
Just think of it as bringing people together.
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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by This Is Helena » Mon Jul 20, 2015 13:22

Excited!

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by ruudboy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 18:23

It is exciting, but they could have chosen a better time than Indietracks week to ask people to shell out for two concerts in nearly 12 motnhs' time. Tsk.

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by timahall » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:44

Yo! My birthday is on the Tigermilk day. Perfect way to mourn my entering mid-30s!

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by This Is Helena » Wed Jul 22, 2015 09:12

Ouch, it's a bit pricey.
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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by boney » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:32

ruudboy wrote:It is exciting, but they could have chosen a better time than Indietracks week to ask people to shell out for two concerts in nearly 12 motnhs' time. Tsk.
Maybe Indietracks'll be part of the celebrations?

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by lloydybwoy » Wed Jul 22, 2015 15:08

Stevie's songs do often feel like a bit of a weak link to me (I really don't like Perfect Couples), although I do have a soft spot for Jonathan David and I'm Not Living In The Real World.

Not sure why all the hate for If She Still Wants Me though - I always thought it was one of the more charming moments on DCW. It's certainly better to these ears than You Don't Send Me, Roy Walker and Asleep on a Sunbeam... but then I'm a huge fan of The Life Pursuit so I don't know what that says about me.

Always thought Waiting For The Moon To Rise was rather underrated too...

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Wed Jul 22, 2015 15:26

lloydybwoy wrote:Stevie's songs do often feel like a bit of a weak link to me ... Not sure why all the hate for If She Still Wants Me though - I always thought it was one of the more charming moments on DCW...I'm a huge fan of The Life Pursuit so I don't know what that says about me...Always thought Waiting For The Moon To Rise was rather underrated too...
I have entire days where this is the exact content of my brain.

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by lloydybwoy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 14:57

It was rather stream-of-consciousness wasn't it? Sorry. :)

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:25

lloydybwoy wrote:It was rather stream-of-consciousness wasn't it? Sorry. :)
Don't be, it made me feel better anyway!

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by darren » Fri Jul 24, 2015 16:49

my last moan about tickets going on sale almost a year in advance for gigs was about B&S as well. Oh well. I'll start looking for a ticket in nine months time when I know what I'm doing next Summer!

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Sat Jul 25, 2015 22:56

Just as I'm coming round to the song a bit, I find that the video is excruciating. Ho hum...


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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by tompony » Sat Jul 25, 2015 23:29

Aww, really? I think it's absolutely wonderful.

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Sun Jul 26, 2015 00:15

I'm beginning to tire of being the negative grumpy bastard in this thread. It's just the opportunity really, the realisation that you can with them.

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by This Is Helena » Tue Jul 28, 2015 13:56

I like it too.
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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by timahall » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:48


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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by noLooking » Wed Feb 03, 2016 15:31

timahall wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... f-the-best

Only two post-Jeepster tracks...
Hard on 'The Life Pursuit' there, I thought. The popularity of 'Jonathan David' continues to mystify me as well.

This is a bit wanky:
Probably not even the band, who have become given to gazing back on their 1990s purple patch with almost as much gratitude and amazement as fans do, would deny that their more recent output isn’t a patch on those timeless early records.
Or: Even the band would completely agree with my opinion about their music, because I'm right.

I don't think there's anything wrong with three of the last four albums at all. They aren't bad, they're just different.

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by timahall » Wed Feb 03, 2016 18:09

andyi wrote:
timahall wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... f-the-best

Only two post-Jeepster tracks...
Hard on 'The Life Pursuit' there, I thought. The popularity of 'Jonathan David' continues to mystify me as well.

This is a bit wanky:
Probably not even the band, who have become given to gazing back on their 1990s purple patch with almost as much gratitude and amazement as fans do, would deny that their more recent output isn’t a patch on those timeless early records.
Or: Even the band would completely agree with my opinion about their music, because I'm right.

I don't think there's anything wrong with three of the last four albums at all. They aren't bad, they're just different.
Agree on the last 3 or 4 albums, disagree on Jonathan David (one of the best songs ever!).

Recent setlists don't suggest at all that they favour the early records. They played more off DCW than any other album apart from the latest one when I saw them last year...

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Re: Belle and Sebastian

Post by Amanda » Thu Feb 04, 2016 21:43

andyi wrote:The popularity of 'Jonathan David' continues to mystify me as well.
It approaches the catchiness singularity.

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