I'm almost tempted to state that Belle and Sebastian might be the masters of the EP. Certainly no other band that I know has put so much of their best work on EPs. This was their first EP and I find all four songs on the disc to be irresistible.
"Dog on Wheels" is one of my favorite songs by the band, but even so I like "The State I Am In" perhaps even more. Few bands ever have written such wonderfully melodic songs, and this is a prime example. But there really are no weak cuts on the disc.
Belle and Sebastian are often compared to such performers as Donovan and the Smiths, but I have never heard anyone contrast them with Love. But I defy anyone to listen to FOREVER CHANGES and the to the horns in "Dog on Wheels" and not hear a strong similarity. Indeed, one of the few albums full of as many marvelous melodies is Love's great classic.