|Belle And Sebastian / Third Eye Centre, The|
|Add Date:||2013-09-15|| ||Pull Date:||2013-11-17|| |
|Week Ending:||17 Nov||10 Nov||3 Nov||27 Oct||20 Oct||6 Oct||29 Sep||22 Sep|
Rarities comp from famous Scottish popsters, compiling remixes, outtakes, B-sides, etc since 2002; no truly essential songs, but it should be interesting to fans. The band tries a new style on many of them, to varying degrees of success. Songs in their trademark style are generally a bit ordinary when compared to their best (being outtakes and all). Lots of organ and flute. Remixes 6 and 11 are well-done and good but likely polarizing; "indie" shows will love them, while others probably would be happier avoiding them.|
*1 (3:49) Remix of hit "I'm a Cuckoo" by the Avalanches. Goes for an African sound; accordian, pan flutes, chants, claps all feature.
*2 (2:41) Smooth, synthy pop about a friend who wants to become a softcore porn model; full sound, very upbeat
3 (3:49) 60s tropical cocktail bar vibe; probably one to skip
4 (2:58) Blues-rocky guitar licks and piano lines; Stevie vox
5 (3:03) Close to the "B&S sound" and subject matter; midtempo, lots of folky organ, bits of flute and steel guitar
*6 (5:58) Remix of dancy 2004 EP cut "Your Cover's Blown" by Miaoux Miaoux, made more dancy and slightly funky by tons of synths.
7 (3:34) Piano-led, country-rock melody, Stevie vox
8 (3:28) Sax features, fem vox, pleasant. Lyrics use mother/child love as metaphor for something worse
9 (2:48) Smoky piano lounge downtempo, Stevie vox
10 (4:00) Ska-influenced, spy movie feel, slightly cheesy lyrics about the humanity of people in the Israel/Palestine conflict
*11 (3:49) Remix by Richard X; synthy, super dancy version of "I Didn't See it Coming"
12 (2:39) Whimsical, folky pop, Stevie vox
13 (4:07) Driving upbeat folk-rock (think Simon and Garfunkel on a ton of uppers), duo vox
*14 (2:35) Surf-rock instrumental
15 (4:17) '03; midtempo, organ/piano/guitar- the sound you'd expect
16 (3:42) Strings feature, slow burner, their sound but not exceptional
17 (2:36) Calypso, Stevie, probably their worst song ever
18 (4:26) Piano, 50s slow dance pace, lyrics about kinky sex
19 (FCC? twat) (4:35) Upbeat; a couple short, happy organ parts interspersed with less happy vocals