Thursday, January 5, 2012

Belle & Sebastian - Slow Graffiti

So I've always had a soft spot for the grey.  The complications of life are more real to me than just a standard sappy love song.  Belle & Sebastian captured the grey perfectly in Slow Graffiti.  It's probably one of my favorite songs off Push Barman to Open Old Wounds.  It's slow and tragic but beautiful all at once.  And kicking off w/ just a piano and vocals helps you focus on Stuart's opening lines.  It's not what I'd call a catchy song and could easily have been a skipper if those opening lines hadn't reeled me in, have a listen.

So up above I reference Aimee Mann's Wise Up.  Worth a listen if you missed it when it hit in the 90s, but have a few tissues at the ready, it gets heavy.

As always thoughts and comments below.