The inane blabberings of an admitted music addict. Thursday, October 21, Belle and Sebastian — Write About Love Before we get started, I should just say that sometimes music is just good to the point that it cannot be articulated properly in text.
Sometimes key members leave, sometimes the same spark that once was becomes numb, or maybe the trajectory of sound has just reached a less-than-satisfactory place for their core constituent of hardcore fans.
The number of times the ubiquitous Scottish twee-poppers have become "has-beens" is a burden that no band should be forced to carry, especially that early in their career.
And after everyone began to see the charms on record number three, they then "lost it" on the overly-democratic, but no-less delightful Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like Peasant. It seems with each record, the collective bear the haphazard scrutiny of the entire indie-pop community, only to have such grumbling drift into nothingness once something catches on.
Gone are principal songwriter Stuart Murdoch's once beautifully morose and witty musings, which felt like a dream-world meeting point between Nick Drake's Bryter Layter and the dry, caustic humor of Morrissey.
The group had so much more depth than the "twee" label they were tagged with from the start indicated; even if musically the songs approached the whimsy of The Free Design, the lyrics and wordplay had all the imagery and genius of the writers and cult figures Murdoch so often felt vocally indebted to.
That said, The Life Pursuit, for all of its enjoyable moments, is the weakest link in their catalog thus far.
Their last album, Dear Catastrophe Waitress, saw the band's precious folk nuances make way for a more expansive and bombastic palette of meta-kitsch. Much in the way Scott Walker subverted the easy listening crowd by singing about prostitutes and cross-dressers, Murdoch and his remaining pals have brought a rebellious streak to the cheesy pop it so lovingly aped.
On The Life Pursuit, things are pretty much kept the same as on Dear Catastrophe Waitress, only with a little more obvious jumping from sub-genre to sub-genre, making for a delirious, frustrating, and usually fun listen. On their return to Matador, Murdoch who takes almost total control here, perhaps too late for some and company keep things at a Godspell-level of effervescence, and the ventures into such seemingly random areas as shiny happy showtunes "Song For Sunshine" and disposable glam-rock "The Blues Are Still Blue" seem to exist solely to convince their audience that they're a collective impossible to peg down.
Still, it's hard to take songs like "Song For Sunshine" and "Sukie In The Graveyard" as little more than escapist mistakes that may have made for an easily-ignored b-side, but disrupt the party here like the overly-eager theater kid trying desperately to impress the other guests.
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Rex-ish guitar hook, is in fact the only genre experiment that proves surprisingly successful, as Murdoch and company aptly emulate the superfluous joy that the glam movement held in its prime. This album is acceptable enough for those who've stuck with them up until this point, and although it's relishable in many spots, there's still a sense that much of this new chapter had been done too much before for anyone else to start carrying the reins.
They certainly have a grasp on what they're creating, but it hurts a little bit to think that the mysterious band-that-could from ten years back cares less for innovation than simply having a fleeting good time. Another Sunny Day 4.
Belle and Sebastian's career is the ultimate underdog story. When they formed in Glasgow in the mid-'90s, they were a group of misfits and wallflowers, led by a sickly frontman whose chronic. Click here and you’ll find Belle and Sebastian’s first official webisode to promote their forthcoming album, Write About Love. (Didn’t want to embed such a high-quality video in this dinky little area.) It includes performances of “I Want the World to Stop” and “I Didn’t See It Coming,” two of my three favorite songs off the album because I’ve only heard three songs off the. Belle and Sebastian has finished recording the follow-up to their album, Write About Love. While we’re still waiting for music, the Scottish pop outfit has announced a series of .
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If You're Feeling Sinister is the second album by Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian. It was released in on Jeepster Records in the United Kingdom and Matador Records in the United States.
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We can’t be part of it, though we’d like to be. News \ Belle and Sebastian Plot Tour Ahead of New Album, Reissues Scottish indie-pop legends recording 'Write About Love' follow-up with producer Ben Allen. Belle and Sebastian is a band from Glasgow.
Led by guitarist/vocalist Stuart Murdoch, the seven-piece band has an intimate, majestic sound that is equal parts folk-rock and '60s pop. Belle & Sebastian Glasgow-based indie pop staple Belle & Sebastian have been the darlings of alt music nerds for ages.
The band's album If You're Feeling Sinister, earned Pitchfork's number 14 spot in its list of top albums of the s, and this past February, the webzine's vetconnexx.com put out an hour-long documentary on the album.