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It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

Belle and Sebastian's new album is down to boogie

January 21st, 2015

It’s all so good that you likely won’t fixate on how removed it sounds from the calculated, baroque and wistful Belle and Sebastian of old.

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