Music: 5 Great New Albums

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN THE LIFE PURSUIT

Scotland's most adorable rock collective continues to mess around with disco rhythms and glam-rock guitar licks, but the best songs on its sixth album are the ones that come on the softest. Dress Up in You is built on the same blueprint--sad piano, whispered Stuart Murdoch vocals and a gradual revelation that the song is sung from a female perspective--as many of B&S's earlier hits, while Another Sunny Day takes a pickup soccer game ("I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines/ Your dark mascara bids me to historical deeds") and...

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