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Track of the day: 12.01.11

12 Jan

Belle & Sebastian: I Want The World To Stop

Zach Galifianakis may have named his balls after them but Belle & Sebastian are a much classier act than said bearded one. They’ve been floating these shores for umpteen years, gathering followers like some kind of indie pied-pipers, caressing the souls of all they touch along the way.

Last years Write About Love was a severe return to form after a few, dare we say it, miss hits. They seemed to capture something with Tigermilk and The Boy With The Arab Strap that they just couldn’t since. Like, Wild E Coyote they chased that elusive Roadrunner record since and with this latest effort they seemed to catch the little fucker.

Without going into a massive critique of the album as a whole I will say that ‘I Want the World To Stop’ is a personal highlight from the record. I think we’ve all been there. I mean, check out this verse…

Let me step out of my shell
I’m wrapped in sheets of milky winter disorder
Let me feel the air again, the talk of friends
The mind of someone my equal

That’s just class. And that’s all that needs to be said about those lyrics. Class.

So, enjoy the warm January feel of the track, with it’s flowing, defiant and relentless upbeatness and it’s optimism. Yes, it is a track about wanting what cannot be. About longing. But it teaches us to be patient with life. We can’t have everything we want when we want it. So, if your sitting there thinking, ‘I want January to be over’ then this track will help you through. It reflects that sentiment exactly and may just be happy and carefree enough to help pull us all through this godforsaken month.

And here’s their glorious webpagesite http://www.belleandsebastian.com/