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Belle and Sebastian

Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian has an intimate, majestic sound that isequal parts folk-rock and '60s pop. Murdoch has a gift for not only whimsy and surrealism, but also forodd, unsettling lyrical detail which keeps the songs grounded in a tangible reality.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the seven-piece band released their first two albums in 1996, sparking offan indie-pop revival in the country. The first of those two albums, Tigermilk, had been written andrecorded for a University project, making their initial success all the more impressive. Th ...read more

Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian has an intimate, majestic sound that isequal parts folk-rock and '60s pop. Murdoch has a gift for not only whimsy and surrealism, but also forodd, unsettling lyrical detail which keeps the songs grounded in a tangible reality.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the seven-piece band released their first two albums in 1996, sparking offan indie-pop revival in the country. The first of those two albums, Tigermilk, had been written andrecorded for a University project, making their initial success all the more impressive. Through theirfirst two years of public existence, the band shielded their personalities, submitting publicity photosfeaturing a girl that wasn't in the band (a move clearly inspired by The Smiths) and reluctantly posingfor photo shoots. They eventually came to mainstream attention when, with the aid of a campaign ledby several notable radio stations and magazines, they pulled off the biggest upset in the history of theBrit Awards by beating Steps to the Best New Artist gong in 1998. The band have continued to releasemodestly successful, critically acclaimed albums ever since, with Murdoch also finding time for a sideproject in the shape of God Help the Girl. « hide

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LPs
Girls in Peacetime want to Dance
2015

Write About Love
2010

3.2
119 Votes
The Life Pursuit
2006

3.7
223 Votes
Dear Catastrophe Waitress
2003

3.8
228 Votes
Storytelling
2002

2.7
34 Votes
Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
2000

3.1
88 Votes
The Boy With the Arab Strap
1998

3.8
241 Votes
If You're Feeling Sinister
1996

4.2
468 Votes
Tigermilk
1996

4
199 Votes
EPs
Books
2004

3.5
21 Votes
I'm Waking Up To Us
2001

3.2
7 Votes
Jonathan David
2001

3.5
10 Votes
Legal Man
2000

3.2
12 Votes
This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
1998

4
15 Votes
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light
1997

4
26 Votes
Lazy Line Painer Jane
1997

4
28 Votes
Dog on Wheels
1997

4.1
25 Votes
Compilations
The Third Eye Centre
08/27/2013

3.2
3 Votes
The BBC Sessions
2008

3.6
17 Votes
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
2005

4.2
55 Votes

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