Belle and Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane

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Album Review

Release date: 28 July 1997

Belle and Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane

Lazy Line Painter Jane

They're simply too comfortable in those second-hand ideas, too enraptured by their own laboured mystique to consider any true leaps forward. The emperor's borrowed clothes, anyone?

For all their assumed fiddledee-twee meekness, Belle & Sebastian are a contrary lot. The preciousness of their sprawling concern - the studied insularity, their refusal to bow to the music industry - has always seemed intentionally antagonistic: as much a dangling carrot for hype-wary cynics as a call-to-arms for the eternally outcast. It's little wonder then, that the Glaswegian...

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  • Mar 3, 2000

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  1. Lazy Line Painter Jane
  2. You Made Me Forget My Dreams
  3. Photo Jenny
  4. A Century of Elvis
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