Belle and Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance

Belle and Sebastian

Released on January 19, 2015 by Matador

Main artist: Belle and Sebastian

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 01:01:21

  1. 1 Nobody's Empire

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  2. 2 Allie

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  3. 3 The Party Line

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  4. 4 The Power Of Three

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  5. 5 The Cat With The Cream

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  6. 6 Enter Sylvia Plath

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  7. 7 The Everlasting Muse

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  8. 8 Perfect Couples

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  9. 9 Ever Had A Little Faith?

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  10. 10 Play For Today

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  11. 11 The Book Of You

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

  12. 12 Today (This Army's For Peace)

    Belle And Sebastian, Artist, MainArtist - Bob Kildea, Composer - Polar Patrol Music (PRS), MusicPublisher - Christopher Thomas Geddes, Composer - Richard William Colburn, Composer - Sarah Ann Martin, Composer - Stephen Thomas Jackson, Composer - Stuart Lee Murdoch, Composer Copyright : 2014 Matador Records Limited 2014 Matador Records Limited

About

Irony abounds in the title of Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, the ninth album by the Scottish collective Belle & Sebastian. It goes unstated that the record was released in an atmosphere not quite synonymous with peace, but the group unquestionably want to dance, spending nearly half of this lengthy record grooving to a neo-disco beat. To approximate the pulse of a mirror ball, Belle & Sebastian hired Ben H Allen, a producer best known for his work with the modern psychedelic troupes Animal Collective and Washed Out, a decided shift away from the exquisitely sculpted miniatures that populated B&S' two records with Tony Hoffer, particularly Write About Love. If that 2010 album found the band embracing their eccentricities and taking the time to whittle their quirks down to their basic elements, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance finds the group stretching way out, twice taking as long as seven minutes to complete a cut and only once flirting with the three-minute mark. Surely, the grandest formal experiments are the longest tracks -- "Enter Sylvia Path" plays like a slyly decadent 12" mix and "Play for Today," featuring Dee Dee Penny of the Dum Dum Girls, is a duet with de facto leader Stuart Murdoch -- but even the relatively concise "The Party Line" bears a heavy four-four thump, and "Perfect Couples" percolates with polyrhythms previously unheard on Belle & Sebastian's records. Next to these brazen departures lie a few songs where flashy production tricks are grafted upon pleasingly familiar B&S forms (the hard swing and fuzz of "Allie," the analog whine on "The Power of Three," the Motown bounce of "The Book of You'), along with reassuringly meditative ballads and the remarkable "The Everlasting Muse," which takes a sharp left turn from jazz to woozy folk. This is the sound of a band that's growing fearless in middle age, and while the record occasionally does drag -- all those long songs push it over an hour, but the sequencing makes it feel even longer -- there's also a thrill hearing a band unafraid to stumble. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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