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The Big Hurt: True or false?

Rather than the usual "News in Brief," maybe I'll make things a little more interesting this week.
A music 'News in Brief' quiz
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 22, 2010

Belle and Sebastian | Write About Love

As the obviousness of Write About Love 's title implies (it could have been called Play and Sing! ), Belle & Sebastian are looking to get back to basics with their first album since 2005's tremendous The Life Pursuit .
Matador (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 15, 2010

Big business

Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 10, 2006

Belle & Sebastian

The last thing anyone would have expected from Belle and Sebastian after the languid poetics, soft-focus instrumentation, and tasteful trumpet refrains of If You’re Feeling Sinister   was producer Trevor Horn.
Quiet triumph
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 07, 2006

Found sounds

It may be a relief for long-time fans of Belle and Sebastian to hear nothing but the subtle click of rimshot snare, light piano chordings, and strummy guitar at the start of the band’s new The Life Pursuit (Matador).
Belle and Sebastian outgrow indie on The Life Pursuit
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 21, 2006