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God Help the Girl, ‘God Help the Girl’ (Matador)

God Help the Girl feels like one of those projects Prince masterminded in the ’80s, except here the diminutive wizard behind the female­fronted concept album is Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch. Unsurprisingly, Girl sounds like B&S sung by ladies (the heretofore unknown Catherine Ireton, plus a couple of singers auditioned via the Web). Murdoch pipes up now and again, but he’s mostly content to play puppet master in his own lush­pop cabaret and revel in the fact that he only has to write and produce these brilliantly classic­sounding songs, and not warble them.



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