This poll made me realize a lot of people listen to B&S for reasons different to mine.
I had never really paid Lazy Line Painter Jane. I think it's appalling. Possibly the worst song by this band I've heard? Here's my points score:
40 - Stay Loose36 - Expectations33 - Dylan in the Movies30 - I fought in a war28 - I’m a cuckoo26 - Dog on wheels25 - Another sunny day24 - Funny little frog 23 - Allie22 - We were beautiful21 - White collar boy20 - Sunday’s pretty icons19 - I want the world to stop18 - Your cover’s blown17 - The party line16 - The everlasting muse15 - The stars of track and field14 - Wrapped up in books13 - A summer wasting12 - The fox in the snow11 - Dirty Dream 210 - Play for today9 - The blues are still blue
― paulhw, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:08 (eight months ago) link
I've never really liked it either
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:32 (eight months ago) link
I keep coming back to that "The Blues are Still Blue" Lip Dub thingy. Gloriously goofy, and I like the song about 89% more after several viewings. Thanks bendy.
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 07:35 (eight months ago) link
1 Ease Your Feet in the Sea2 Belle & Sebastian3 Seeing Other People4 The Fox in the Snow5 Slow Graffiti6 String Bean Jean7 Don't Leave the Light on Baby8 Winter Wooskie9 The Stars of Track and Field10 A Century of Fakers11 You Made Me Forget My Dreams12 Dog on Wheels13 Legal Man14 The Model15 Me and the Major16 Stay Loose17 I Know Where the Summer Goes18 Lazy Line Painter Jane19 The State I Am In20 Step Into My Office, Baby21 Beautiful22 Simple Things23 It Could Have Been a Brilliant Career24 I Fought in a War25 Photo Jenny26 Sleep the Clock Around27 Chickfactor28 The Rollercoaster Ride29 Women's Realm30 Nice Day for a Sulk
― the salacious inaudible (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 07:57 (eight months ago) link
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 8:35 AM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Otm! Gave me a whole new appreciation for the song. What a joyful bunch.
― lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:35 (eight months ago) link
A schoolyard of teens united in song, singing and dancing clumsily around Seville orange trees could well be a dream image from 90s B&S.
― eva logorrhea (bendy), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:39 (eight months ago) link
it's so cool.
― frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:24 (eight months ago) link
I should have put Play for Today *much* higher. What a track.
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:54 (seven months ago) link
I had but one Peacetime track on my hastily-assembled ballot. I'm wiser now and have even, finally, procured a physical copy. (Write About Love too, fercrissakes!) I also had a nice image prepared for "Play for Today", so I was doubly sad to see it slip down the rankings in late voting.
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 05:51 (seven months ago) link
Put it here, You're allowed!
― Mark G, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:29 (seven months ago) link
This poll was responsible for B&S cementing themselves in my favourite top 5 or so bands. Before they were a band I liked generally, loving a few songs and a couple albums. Now their entire catalogue just makes me very, very happy.
― Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Monday, 28 January 2019 13:44 (six months ago) link
Definitely the rare and weird category of favorite band I unabashedly adore and want to listen to all the time, except for when I don't and find them too precious and need to set them aside for several months or even years.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 15:12 (six months ago) link
Ha ha, yes. Same.
― Alba, Monday, 28 January 2019 15:40 (six months ago) link
― a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 28 January 2019 15:56 (six months ago) link
Fourthed. (I'd practically given up on them before this poll.)
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Monday, 28 January 2019 16:04 (six months ago) link
Yes! I feel this way about the Pixies too.
― eva logorrhea (bendy), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 17:34 (six months ago) link
I've only just worked out that the backing vocals at the end of Play for Today are 'author, author'. I've been singing 'up your jumper'.
And it bears repeating: what a fucking great song.
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:41 (six months ago) link
I though it was something like "up the mountain"
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:45 (six months ago) link
I totally think it is 'up the mountain' but other days I hear 'author author' - both have resonance. Anyway, what a song and would probably be my number one if I were to vote today.
Let's fill the glass and light to share the sunThe backstage of your life.
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:56 (four months ago) link
The lyrics on the sleeve are "author author" but my ears refuse to hear it as anything but "up the mountain".
― Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 13 April 2019 23:53 (four months ago) link