November 12, 2008 at 05:00 AM EST

The BBC Sessions: Belle and Sebastian

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We gave it a B+

The BBC Sessions traces five sessions Belle and Sebastian recorded for the BBC from 1996 to 2001, and the volume knobs are turned down low pretty much throughout. Frontman Stuart Murdoch adds a little guitar jangle to ”The Stars of Track and Field” and frisks up ”Like Dylan in the Movies” a bit, but these live tracks sound very much like their studio counterparts. That’s not a bad thing, but it doesn’t exactly make this set a must-have, either. Still, serious fans will covet the four excellent unreleased songs from a 2001 recording. B+

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