Perfect Couples


My main impression of Belle & Sebastian over the years has been as a punchline in rock-snob movies. (See High Fidelity ) It’s wimpy poetry-nerd music or something, apparently. Fair enough; you can’t get any more precious than taking your name from a French children’s show about a boy and his dog. It does seem like they’ve evolved a lot since then, because their last album was a perfect fit for indie pop radio. Either Belle & Sebastian have become cooler, or the music scene has become more twee-friendly. Their current sound is pretty catchy, definitely more geared towards accessibility. It may still send Jack Black into paroxysms of snobbery, but it wouldn’t be as funny as it was in the year 2000.

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