November 18, 2003
Rough Trade
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Chamber Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

"Step Into My Office, Baby" is the lead single from Belle & Sebastian's fine 2003 record Dear Catastrophe Waitress. Produced by Trevor Horn, the song is the most produced B&S song, with shifting moods and sounds, veering from bouncy, almost glitter rhythms to weepy string sections. It is a stunning song, easily one of their best. The other two songs on the EP are very good as well, certainly good enough to be included on the album. "Love on the March" is a sweet bossa nova ballad with many cute ba-ba-bas and the usual pithy lyrics, and "Desperation Made a Fool of Me" is a laid-back piano with stately piano and a wistful vocal from the ever graceful Stuart Murdoch. The disc also contains the very funny video for "Step Into My Office, Baby" as a bonus. Belle & Sebastian have always released very high-quality singles and this is no exception.
Tim Sendra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Step into My Office, Baby
  2. Love on the March
  3. Desperation Made a Fool of Me
  4. Step into My Office, Baby [CD-ROM Track]
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