14 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

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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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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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

the_Hun ,

what is this disco revival pop stuff?

i like it, but its not what i thought of belle and sebastian after hearing "boy with an arab strap" on pandora. go figure its a funny world. maybe sam beam will now break out the disco ball?

taxi 5555 ,

Musical Ground-hog Day?

Why must bands continue to recycle the same music in order to remain respected by "die-hard" fans? Change is vital, inevitable, and good; embrace it.

zwida ,

Cat With the Cream

Really loving the new album (the pre-release tracks anyway). Can't wait to hear the rest!

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