Belle and Sebastian Write About Love (also known informally as Write About Love) is the eighth studio album by indie-pop group Belle & Sebastian released on October 11, 2010. The album is the second collaboration between Belle & Sebastian and Tony Hoffer, who produced their previous album, The Life Pursuit.
Glasgows beloved Belle & Sebastian delivered one of their finest albums with Write About Love. Marrying the intimacy of early works like Sinister and Tigermilk with the production values of their more recent work, Write About Love is a varied, captivating and occasionally disturbing trawl through the mind of Stuart Murdoch and his colleagues.
The album features duets with Norah Jones and actress Carey Mulligan (An Education) and, like their last album, was recorded with full orchestration with Tony Hoffer at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles.
"Belle & Sebastian have created their own precious world out of the remnants of 60s pop culture, filtering it through the aesthetics of the 80s underground, maintaining a style and sensibility through shifting fashions...Song for song, its as strong as any of their records -- if anything, these 11 songs are the tightest they have ever been -- and Stuart Murdoch remains faithful to the aesthetic he essayed at the outset of his career, finding sustenance in the fine details, his obsessions carrying the weight of passion." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
Includes free download of entire album
1. I Didn't See It Coming
2. Come On Sister
3. Calculating Bimbo
4. I Want the World to Stop
5. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John (feat. Norah Jones)
6. Write About Love (feat. Carey Mulligan)
7. I'm Not Living In the Real World
8. The Ghost of Rockschool
9. Read the Blessed Pages
10. I Can See Your Future
11. Sunday's Pretty Icons