Editors’ Notes Eager to explore new ideas, band leader Stuart Murdoch channeled his passion for The Pet Shop Boys and Bronski Beat on Belle and Sebastian’s ninth album. Electro-disco occupies about half of Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, from the bottom-heavy synth-pop of "The Party Line" to the Hi-NRG bounce of "Enter Sylvia Plath" (surely the first disco ode to the doomed poet). The other half? Cuts like the baroque-pop pearl "The Cat with the Cream" and the unassuming, acoustic strum-and-brush "Ever Had a Little Faith?" are solidly in the old-school B&S mode, and they blend surprisingly well with the more electronic excursions.

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Nobody's Empire
1
5:08
 
Allie
2
3:16
 
The Party Line
3
4:14
 
The Power of Three
4
3:57
 
The Cat With the Cream
5
5:17
 
Enter Sylvia Plath
6
6:48
 
The Everlasting Muse
7
5:25
 
Perfect Couples
8
5:29
 
Ever Had a Little Faith?
9
4:21
 
Play For Today
10
7:33
 
The Book of You
11
4:23
 
Today (This Army's For Peace)
12
5:25
 

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