Tigermilk

Tigermilk

by Belle and SebastianBelle and Sebastian

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Overview

Originally released in 1996 as a music-business class project (in an edition of 1,000 -- vinyl! -- copies), Belle and Sebastian's debut album became the most sought-after indie-pop rarity ever, before this reissue. It deserves its reputation. Stuart Murdoch, it turns out, was a magnificent songwriter straight out of the gate, spinning wry narratives about misfit schoolkids and the other schoolkids who love them (or think they might, or are better off denying that they do). Murdoch has a short-story writer's sense for detail, roping his tales to heart-stopping melodies redolent of the Donovan, Smiths, and Velvet Underground records that inform his guitar playing. There's one path-not-taken track on Tigermilk -- the synth-pop oddity "Electronic Renaissance" -- but the rest of the album has the same fluid, strummy, bitterly funny vibe as the band's later records. The chamber-pop orchestrations and Murdoch's voice barely rise above a murmur, but his hook sense is cranked all the way up.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/1999
Label: Matador Records
UPC: 0744861036128
catalogNumber: 10361
Rank: 33339

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