Belle & Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance [4LP Box] (4 bonus tracks, extended album mixes, poster, limited to 3750)
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's Write About Love.
Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta
by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with
Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury,
among others, the band - who have been
listening to things like vintage Detroit techno
and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a dance-party element into their gorgeous tales of
sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It
is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.
Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has
openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before,
it shouldn't come as a surprise that 'Enter Sylvia
Plath', 'The Book Of You' and 'Play For Today' have
keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop
machines past and present. The filmic loves,
kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are
still there, too, don't worry. It's all about trusting
in the restorative power of pop music. If you'd
trust anyone to write a great Europop song
about Sylvia Plath, you'd trust Belle & Sebastian.
1. NOBODY'S EMPIRE
3. THE PARTY LINE
4. THE POWER OF THREE
5. THE CAT WITH THE CREAM
6. ENTER SYLVIA PLATH
7. THE EVERLASTING MUSE
8. PERFECT COUPLES
9. EVER HAD A LITTLE FAITH?
10. PLAY FOR TODAY
11. THE BOOK OF YOU
12. TODAY (THIS ARMY'S FOR PEACE)