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Dear Catastrophe Waitress

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Bit of Evolution

    This album represents a bit of evolution for B&S as they come into a sound that while present on earlier albums, they havn't really explored. These new sounds can be best sampled on "Step Into My Office, Baby", "Dear Catastrophe Waitress", and "Stay Loose". Both "Step Into My Office..." and "Dear Catastrophe..." have a 1960's Brian Wilson, later Beach Boys, feel and "Stay Loose" exhibits an interesting combonation of 1960's surf and modern techno sounds. The lyrics are for the most part up to par and at times exceptionally great. I know that a lot of people out thre are going to give this album a little hell for departing from the traditional Belle and Sebastian blueprint and I must admit at first I may have favored that group. However, I think if you just lay back and listen to the album, with no criticism or expectations, you'll find that it is a great album capable of moving you and worthy of its namesake. This album marks a new era for the band, as it should considering all the changes they've made. Give it a listen and a fair shake, you'll love yourself for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shows a little bit more of an edge

    This is a great album, especially the first few tracks. Dear Catastrophe Waitress is right up there with Sinister, but with a bit more of an edge. Definately a must have. Pete

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    Posted December 21, 2009

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