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Belle and Sebastian – The Boy with the Arab Strap

2 06 2010

Listened: Tuesday June 1

The Boy with the Arab Strap is one of those touchstone albums in my past. People who like this album are my people and I am their people. This is the soundtrack for procrastinating in college, falling in love, doubting yourself, shopping for music, pondering the meaning of life… all set to pretty, catchy songs

It took me forever to notice that the guy on the cover is evidently being impaled on some implement. And apparently an arab strap is some kind of cock ring. Ooooookay.

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17 08 2010
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[…] Feeling Sinister in college, I didn’t quite get it. I liked it, but it wasn’t until The Boy With The Arab Strap that I really absorbed Belle and Sebastian. I still prefer Arab Strap, but now I appreciate […]

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[…] Again, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, and The Boy With The Thorn In His Side. I remember a Belle and Sebastian show where someone yelled out that they wanted to hear The Boy With The Thorn In His Side and they […]

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[…] I’ve come around. It’s amazing how much the female vocals sound like Isobel Campbell here. If you told me it was her, I’d believe you. The male/female duets with guest John […]

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