First Listen: Belle And Sebastian, ‘Write About Love’

If more  Top 40 music sounded this good, I would not have given up FM Radio play-lists decades ago.  Then came this lovely group from Scotland.  I am hooked and you might be bitten if you give these “hipster approved” tunes a chance.

The following story and First Listen link below are from  WWW.NPR.ORG

In its almost 15-year career, Belle and Sebastian — the Scottish band led by singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch — has built a cult-like following. It’s seen its fan base balloon in recent years, with two songs featured in the 2007 indie film Juno following the release of the band’s most commercially successful album to date, 2006’s The Life Pursuit. The album marked Belle and Sebastian’s first collaboration with producer Tony Hoffer, and continued the group’s progression toward a poppier, more polished sound.

On Write About Love, Belle and Sebastian’s first album in more than four years, the band teams up with Hoffer for a second time. As one might expect from masterful lyricists like Murdoch and his bandmates, Write About Love isn’t a collection of straightforward love songs. Instead, it explores a wider array of relatable themes, exploring past, present and future lovers, life, religion and financial hardship

Read the Rest of the story and listen @

Belle & Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop

Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love

~ by castleqwayr on October 4, 2010.

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