Go ahead and kiss her / You dont know what you're missing
Belle and Sebastian have sat squarely in that place that they sit for ever. They are the band that was always well known, always embarassing to like, always completely in a league of their own. The production on their last 2 records has become exceedingly gorgeous. The songwriting has held up, the melodies still make ears melt, and yet it is still the music that you're going to listen to alone in your bedroom. You're not going to head out with the friends on an august night and turn it up in your mustang convertible -- you're just going to quietly enjoy it on your own time. If you ever meet a girl that has a belle and sebastian 45 on her wall -- you're going to pretend that you think that they're alright, and then you're going to quote one their songs. Admit, you can't not like these guys.
Their music is so unabashedly good that it can still overcome the embarassment that comes with liking them. You should really have their new album, and you really owe yourself to have a handful of the old ones as well.
From NEW Belle and Sebastian : The Life Pursuit: