Vinyl love: Belle And Sebastian “Dear catastrophe waitress”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Belle And Sebastian
Album Title: Dear catastrophe waitress
Year released: 2003
Year reissued: 2014
Details: black vinyl, 2 x LP, 150 gram, gatefold sleeve

The skinny: This, the Glasgow-based indie pop collective’s sixth long player, was their first for Rough Trade. It featured a more produced sound, real, honest-to-goodness singles, and a 70s throwback and sometimes glam rock, sound.

Standout track: “Step into my office, baby”

Vinyl love: Belle And Sebastian “The boy with the arab strap”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Belle And Sebastian
Album Title: The boy with the arab strap
Year released: 1998
Year reissued: 2014
Details: black vinyl, 150 gram, gatefold sleeve

The skinny: On their third album, the Glasgow-based indie pop collective upped the beat some, resulting in a couple danceable numbers, including the incredible title track. This is perhaps my favourite B&S LP.

Standout track: “The boy with the arab strap”

Vinyl love: Belle And Sebastian “If you’re feeling sinister”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Belle And Sebastian
Album Title: If you’re feeling sinister
Year released: 1996
Year reissued: 2014
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, gatefold sleeve


The skinny: The second album by the critically-acclaimed Scottish indie pop collective was released a mere five months after its predecessor. It’s a collection of 10 tracks that are innocent and peppy in sound but dark and cynical in subject matter.

Standout track: “If you’re feeling sinister”