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Halloween Special 2010 and Opinions on Belle & Sebastian

It's time for another Sound Opinions Halloween Special. Jim and Greg have once again scoured the dark underbelly of rock ‘n’ roll to find the creepiest songs for the season. Plus they hear what tunes give the heebie jeebies to listeners from across the country. Later in the show Jim and Greg review the new album by Scottish pop band Belle & Sebastian.

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Halloween Scary Songs

Let's face it. Rock ‘n’ roll can be plain scary to a lot of folks. But there are some songs and artists that go above and beyond and give even our hosts the creeps. Here are some of their favorite Scary Rock Songs to set the mood this Halloween.

reviewWrite About Love (Bonus Track Version)Write About Love available on iTunes

Belle & Sebastian Write About Love

For their latest release Write About Love, Scots Belle & Sebastian have yet again traded rainy Glasgow for sunny Los Angeles. On their last release, The Life Pursuit, this sun translated into a more upbeat dance record. But, now they have returned to their orchestral folk roots, and Greg wishes they had continued moving forward with their sound, rather than backwards. He appreciates singer Stuart Murdoch's vocals and witty lyrics, but this feels like a retreat. Greg gives Write About Love a Burn It rating. Jim thinks Greg hasn't been this wrong in a long time. He agrees that The Life Pursuit was a welcome change of pace, but really loves this album as well. It is toned down, but not precious and more full of edge. Simply put, Write About Love puts Jim in a great mood and he gives the record a Buy It.


Featured Songs

  1. Salem, King Night, King Night, I Am Sound, 2010
  2. Willie Dixon & Koko Taylor, Insane Asylum, The Chess Box, MCA, 1988
  3. Pere Ubu, Dub Housing, Dub Housing, Rough Trade, 1989
  4. Tom Waits, What's He Building, Mule Variations, Anti-, 1999
  5. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Halloween, Juju, Geffen, 1981
  6. Apocalyptica feat. Nina Hagen, Seemann, single, Mercury, 2003
  7. The Handsome Family, My Ghost, Through The Trees, Carrot Top, 1997
  8. Bobby“Boris”Pickett, Monster Mash, The Original Monster Mash, Garpax, 1962
  9. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath, Vertigo, 1970
  10. Ween, Spinal Meningitus (Got Me Down), Chocolate and Cheese, Elektra, 1994
  11. Sunn O))) and Julian Cope, My Wall, White1, Southern Lord, 2003
  12. Belle & Sebastian, I Didn't See It Coming, Write About Love, Matador, 2010
  13. Belle & Sebastian, I Want The World To Stop, Write About Love, Matador, 2010
  14. Belle & Sebastian, Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John, Write About Love, Matador, 2010
  15. Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells Pt. 1, Tubular Bells, Virgin, 1973
  16. Wolf Parade, Language City, At Mount Zoomer, Sub Pop, 2008
  17. Kings of Leon, Radioactive, Come Around Sundown, RCA, 2010
  18. Weezer, Undone (The Sweater Song), Weezer, DGC, 1994

Footnotes Belle and Sebastian