Belle & Sebastian(external resources)
Discovering Belle & Sebastian is like finding Crunchy Nut after a life of Corn Flakes, it’s sweeter, more articulate and a hell of a lot wittier than what you’ve had before (yep cereals can be articulate too and for the record Frosties are illiterate). One of the best things about listening to this band is that you can follow the lives of front man Stuart’s rich cast of characters. Through elegant and accomplished song writing, tales of outsider hipsters, gay baseball players, harassed waitresses and can’t be bothered cleversticks are all beautifully played out against a back drop of tender, triumphant and danceable pop. Probably the best Scottish band ever.