Stuart Murdoch's muse has spoken. "She says be popular, play pop, and you will win my love," he sings on "The Everlasting Muse", a track from Belle & Sebastian's new record, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. It's the Glasgow-based indie outfit's ninth – and their strongest in some time. And the rumours that the feyest band in Britain has embraced dance music weren't entirely unfounded.
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