God Help the Girl The sheer amount of next-level twee showcased on the Belle & Sebastian frontman's latest project — positioned as the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, no…
Music Review

God Help the Girl

The sheer amount of next-level twee showcased on the Belle & Sebastian frontman's latest project — positioned as the soundtrack to an imaginary movie, no less — may send some listeners screaming for the nearest Black Sabbath boxed set. But anyone with a penchant for sparkling chamber-pop melodies, string-laden swells, and Broadway-baby pizzazz will swoon for God Help the Girl. Murdoch's new muse, Catherine Ireton, lends her ingenue vocals to nearly every track,
 and while her style seems better suited to the stage, the album dips and
 twirls along, like some lost '60s musical excavated from its sweet celluloid slumber. B

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Originally posted Jun 16, 2009 Published in issue #1053-1054 Jun 26, 2009 Order article reprints