i'll come clean - i once used to loathe them. one day a very dear friend gifted me 'dear catastrophe waitress' and when i finally listened to it with an open mind i fell madly in love.
anyways, i've been trying to get my hands on 'if you're feeling sinister' for a few months now and have been having no luck (too impatient to order online, ridiculous - i know). i've recently had the bbc sessions in my hands a few different times at the record store, but haven't committed to it yet.
here's where you come in: i was thinking about picking it up tomorrow before work, but am a little cautious about getting it before i'm familiar with any of the songs. will i be at a loss if i get it before any of the proper albums?
The BBC Sessions is great, not as good an intro as a Best Of proper but the sessions themselves are all really good and the Belfast gig on the second CD is radness itself (The Boys Are Back In Town, what?). I say go for it.
Post by thechumpion on Dec 22, 2008 5:02:37 GMT -5
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds would be the most bang for you buck cause it's got all the Jeepster EPs. If You're Feeling Sinister hasn't left my friggin car since I purchased it years ago, it's that good.
i like it all pretty well. i saw them, knowing nothing, when they toured with the new pornographers (a couple of years ago?). that was my first lesson in how i should never go see the new pornographers live. and in how belle and sebastian are pretty amazing.
i love b&s. the bbc sessions are awesome and i love them dearly but they are not as good as getting the albums and having a full-on binge. i fell in love with them the day i heard 'the state i am in' on a mix cd someone gave me. never seen them live myself but i know several who have and really really enjoyed themselves.
basically, buy the bbc sessions, get more albums and fall deeply in love.