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Ranked: Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian's Albums from Most to Least Essential

Jul 09, 2012 Belle and Sebastian
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Ranked is our new series in which one of our writers takes an artist’s catalogue and ranks all their official studio albums from best to worst. The order is decided by the individual writer, rather than our editors. This time Austin Trunick ranks Belle & Sebastian.

Over the course of 17 years, Belle & Sebastian have gone from precious and endearing to frustratingly scattered, before reinventing themselves with a more grandiose sound somewhat far removed from their bedroom-pop beginnings. What began as a collective of musicians tightly shrouded in mystery has spun into a much larger musical identity. The whole time they’ve been mainstays in the realm of indie music, with their first few albums serving almost as a rite of passage for fans who enjoy the gentler side of the spectrum.

Click here to see Belle & Sebastian’s major releases, ranked from most essential to least.

If you agree or disagree with our ranking then please let us know in the comments section of the Ranked page.


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August 9th 2012

I think that i pretty much agree with this although I would have switched third (Push Barman to Open Old Wounds) and fourth (The Boy with the Arab Strap).