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Album Review - Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love

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Without knowing it, Belle and Sebastian have become one of my favorite bands. I enjoy the melodies they create and the poetic texture of the lyrics, which never, or should I say rarely, falls as pretentious.

Most of my appreciation however, comes from If You're Feeling Sinister, one of my favorite albums. But it gives me a lot of satisfaction to know that 8 albums into their career, Belle and Sebastian can still put out quality work. For even though Write About Love is not any kind of masterpiece, it still features that which made me love B&S in the first place. Catchy melodies such as opener I Didn't See it Coming, the most catchy five minutes in the album, I Want the World to Stop and I'm Not Living in the Real World. My main problems with the album however, are the guest vocals which seem nice in songs like the opener or even the Norah Jones duet on track 5, but sometimes they want to take protagonism from Stuart Murdoch, which is, basically why I listen to B&S a…