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Let's not be coy about it, it sounds a LOT like Belle & Sebastian (Stuart Murdoch even takes the cover pictures), but to me that's a Very Good Thing Indeed, especially when, as noted, they take the FUN and GRATENESS of those first two albums, and then add some more COOLNESS and super groovy BACKING VOCALS (lots of Beach Boys and Motown ESQUE stuff), and ditch the cloying tweeness and cack Songs Other Band Members Wrote that spoilt most of the later B&S records.
It is, in fact, BLOODY GRATE! I'm going to see them next week too - HOORAH!
posted 17/9/2003 by MJ Hibbett
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