#905: 2006, Belle and Sebastian, White Collar Boy

by George_East on June 19, 2014

The sunny weather over the last week or so has, as it always does, inspired me to dust down Belle and Sebastian’s most summery album, 2006’s The Life Pursuit, which I’ve been playing a lot over the last fortnight.

It’s an album full of perfectly crafted pop songs with Stuart Murdoch at his most lyrically sharp.  As I have described them before, they really are the last traditional indie band, with a direct line back to all of those great C86 bands from the mid 1980s.  Jingle jangle guitars and sardonic tales of love, loss and regret.  You can’t beat it. It’s what great pop music is all about.

She said, You ain’t ugly, you can kiss me if you like
Go ahead and kiss her, you don’t know what you’re missing
Now baby you’re special but there’s something not quite right
She’s a Venus in flares and you wanna split hairs


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