This is the Life!
The Life Pursuit
Belle & Sebastian - 2006
For Slappy, Catastrophe Waitress was the final nail in the Glaswegian neuftette's coffin. I'd had enough of the cinema scope production designed
to mask a lack of fresh material and would have stomped on your flower bed if you'd have told me last year that they'd be back on my top ten with an
altogether brilliant collection of songs. The navel staring ballads, the jaunty early solo Morrissey (post Partridge family) musings about death and cups of tea,
and of course the two fingers at the Headmaster attitudinal stompers.
It's insindeeary. Incendeary. It doesn't suck.
Highlights: Another Sunny Day (Who but Stuart could pen the following; "I took a photograph of you in the herbaceous border/it broke the heart of men and flowers and girls and trees")
The Blues are Still BlueC. Scott Back
C. Scott ranks this as the
#10 favorite album of 2006