"Suburban Light" is the debut full-length CD from The Clientele, and is a collection of previously released (and nearly impossible to find) 7" singles, as well as four new previously unreleased songs. Despite being recorded over the space of about two years, "Suburban Light" works extremely well as an album, and is a fantastic introduction to the work of this severely underrated band. In terms of sound, think laid-back blissed out 60's pop (Love, The Zombies, The Beach Boys at their most melancholy, Nick Drake had his most cheerful, "Rubber Soul" era Beatles) and 80's indie stalwarts like Felt. Add a touch of Belle & Sebastian and Tindersticks and you have some idea of the sound. The production is lush, the harmonies are gorgeous, and this is an album which work just as well on a sunny summer afternoon or on a cold, rainy day. Highly recommended.