I discovered Oceansize a few years back and instantly knew I needed to own everything this band ever laid to tape. A lot of their stuff is very hard to find or only available digitally (old out of print EP's, singles), so I caved on a few things but gradually got their three full-lengths and, well basically everything. Even stumbled upon the rare "Music For Nurses" EP at Rhino Records in New Paltz, NY a few years back and the weirdo owner just gave it to me. Weird, but nice.
Oceansize had a deal in the US thru Beggars Banquet for their previous two albums but UK label Superball put out their 2007 opus, "Frames", never giving it a North American release. Listen here...Find this record and buy it. Deal with the reality of what you spent on it later. It's so ridiculously good. So good...
Rather than blab about this, import yourself this fancy record and thank me later. If you bow down to Faith No More (and really, who doesn't?), Smashing Pumpkins circa 1991-96 and bands like Failure, Life and Times and Explosions in the Sky, pick this up and have fun finding all their records. Don't be a douche and illegally download it...You know the prize is worth the hunt.
"Unfamilliar" from Frames: