Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Rough Trade (post-2000) RTRADCDJ 280 5050159828050
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Rough Trade (post-2000) RTRADCD280 5050159828029
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Rough Trade (post-2000) RTRADCDX280 5050159828098
The Life Pursuit 12" Vinyl 13 Rough Trade (post-2000) RTRADLP280
The Life Pursuit 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 7 Matador OLE 687-1 744861068716
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Matador OLE 687-2 744861068723
The Life Pursuit Digital Media 15 Matador
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Rough Trade (post-2000) RTRADCD280AUS 5021456139583
The Life Pursuit CD 13 Sinnamon Records SINCD135 8436023331357
The Life Pursuit CD + DVD 13 + 6 Matador OLE 695-2 744861069522


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To twee or not to twee, that is the question, and it's one that Belle and Sebastian have spent the last few years answering in the former.

Yet, as soon as the laidback bass of"Act Of The Apostle" opens this, their seventh album,you know something of an epiphany has taken place.

It could be the use of Beck's producer Tony Hoffer or the Californian rays of the recording sessions, but where once there was soppy indie, now there is solid sunshine pop.

It's not a complete departure, but for once, the quaint sensibilities don't overburden the tunes and the result, particularly on the insanely catchy "Funny Little Frog" and the chunky Bowie groove of "The Blues Are Still Blue", is an essential blend of quintessentially retro beats and fine storytelling.