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Posted by: Dave on February 27, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Sound: Sometimes a modernized version of and other times a mere recreation of Zombies-esque, 60s flavored pop/rock and Bowie/T.Rex-esque, 70s glam rock, both peppered with vintage organ sounds, fuzzy bass and synths and more electric guitar licks than you’ve ever heard on a Belle and Sebastian album. The Life Pursuit picks up where Dear Catastrophe Waitressicon left off by having a fuller sound than their first four, lower-fi albums.
Heavy Rotation tracks:The Blues Are Still Blueicon“; “Sukie In the Graveyardicon“; “White Collar Boyicon“; “We Are the Sleepyheadsicon
Medium Rotation tracks:Another Sunny Dayicon“; “Song for Sunshineicon
Recommended: To those who love bright, feel-good pop music. It’s not as unique or precious as their first three albums, but Belle and Sebastian haven’t had this many great melodies since their debut, Tigermilkicon. They do a great job of mixing older instruments and styles with newer production and arrangements. Unfortunately, the album tapers off into more retro territory on the last few tracks, making for a disappointing finish after such a strong start.
Grade: A- (Top 20 Albums of 2006 Candidate)

(As posted 2/27/06 on davepowersmusic.com)
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