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The Boy with the Arab Strap is the third album from the Scottish band Belle & Sebastian. The inspiration for the album's name came from the band Arab Strap, who are also from Scotland and briefly toured with Belle & Sebastian. An Arab strap is a sexual device for retaining an erection. Arab Strap were reportedly less than pleased with their inclusion in the title of the album. When questioned about it, Arab Strap's leader/singer, Aiden, said "They have… read more

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  • Avatar for ajablagargala
    I've given this album a few chances, and other than Seymour Stein and the title track, I'm just not feeling it. I see that a lot of people like this album so It's kind of a shame that I don't
  • Avatar for Elenlille
    Happy birthday! :)
  • Avatar for mindbattery
    Of course If You're Feeling Sinister is my favourite, but this album will always seem as perfect to me because of tracks 3, 4, 5 and 12. Those songs blow my mind
  • Avatar for cubbies4e
    Yeah, it was a .8 (.8!) So absurd. When it gets reissued I'm sure it'll get around a 9 because its great. Half of the songs on the album are classics.
  • Avatar for Nessyliz
    I remember back in the day when Pitchfork gave this a super low score! It was so stupid. I love this record.
  • Avatar for TheBeasley
    "I think Belle and Sebastian is a serious contender for the band with the most consistant discography." Agreed.
  • Avatar for LizandraBr
    Bowwww!! Howww
  • Avatar for foundtheirhome
    Very close with Sinister....but, my favorite B&S album.
  • Avatar for stranging
    some songs are flawless (my favourite b&s songs), some are shit; but its still a pretty solid album.
  • Avatar for bubba_ch
    ...well done hipsters. [3] 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

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