...well done hipsters.  If anyones interested, as mentioned earlier, it's not on the website anymore, but there's still the waybackmachine. http://web.archive.org/web/20030604193859/pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/b/belle-and-sebastian/boy-with-the-arab-strap.shtml
Sleep the Clock Around is the only song that really stood out to me, but the album as a whole is wonderful. I think Belle and Sebastian is a serious contender for the band with the most consistant discography.
@damnruckus....wow I had to see that to believe it. 0.8/10?? That's awful. This is my favorite album of all time. From Brilliant Career all the way through to Rollercoaster Ride you get clever, relaxing, melancholy music by one of the best indie pop acts of all time. I'm on Chickfactor right now...haven't listened to this for a couple months, just makes it sound all the sweeter...
gotta admit, it was the last album of theirs i got into...it's kind of a rule though, that the best things are never the easiest ;) what i wanted to say is that if i had to choose one album only from everything ever recorded, it would be it! this album saved me countless number of times. thank you belles!
when you start gettin into b&s you find the magic that this album holds, but at first view is easier to let yourself go by the instant pop effect of their last 2 or 3 albums... not my fav but actually love how this album starts and ends (and i am talking of it's first 5 and last 4 tracks, almost the entire disc).