BELLE & SEBASTIAN – The Life Pursuit (Rough Trade)

Just a very quick review of the new Belle & Sebastian, as I have only had it for a week and so can’t really judge on such a short exposure to it. On the first few hearings it certainly doesn’t disappoint, with Stuart Murdoch’s songs being some of his best. Having ditched Trevor Horn as producer I half-expected this album to be a return to their indie beginnings, but it
seems that the band have taken on board some of his ideas and so it is a mixture of ballads and harder pop songs, and even includes that B&S rarity, an instrumental. Destined to become a favourite, I think.

Full review to follow