Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
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Based on 9 reviews
2003 Ratings: #120 / 241
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Based on 76 ratings
2003 Ratings: #47
October 7, 2003 / Release Date
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Sanctuary / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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If I had to pick one album that most effectively set the tone for 2000s indie pop, I’d pick “Dear Catastrophe Waitress.” Not only are Belle & Sebastian consistently at the absolute top of their game, but it also represents a transformation for them. This is the first album of Stuart Murdoch-as-pop-star, where he goes all in on exuberant chamber pop arrangements and huge hooks. The results are staggering. The first half is essentially one perfect song after another, and the ... read more
ThrowBackG
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"If I could do just one near perfect thing I'd be happy
They'd write it on my grave, or when they scattered my ashes
On second thoughts I'd rather hang about and be there with my best friend
If she wants me"

You can't get more Belle and Sebastian than that. (How many B&S albums have I given a 9 now?)
CheapandLethal
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Better stuff out there
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Track List

  1. Step Into My Office, Baby
  2. Dear Catastrophe Waitress
  3. If She Wants Me
  4. Piazza, New York Catcher
  5. Asleep On a Sunbeam
  6. I'm a Cuckoo
  7. You Don't Send Me
  8. Wrapped Up In Books
  9. Lord Anthony
  10. If You Find Yourself Caught In Love
  11. Roy Walker
  12. Stay Loose
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