Belle and Sebastian - White Collar Boy

Encapsulates what a slick and confident pop machine these one-time wallflowers have become over their past two albums

Single Review by Duncan Forgan | 15 Jul 2006
  • White Collar Boy
Single title: White Collar Boy
Artist: Belle and Sebastian

White Collar Boy encapsulates what a slick and confident pop machine these one-time wallflowers have become over their past two albums. Whether that is a good thing or not is a moot point. White Collar Boy - all Eno-esque keyboards, call and response vocals, and sing along chorus - has all the constituent parts in the right place but, like it's parent album 'The Life Pursuit', feels a tad too pleased with itself to be much more than a tunefully diverting counterpoint to the more ramshackle (and soulful) glories of the past. [Duncan Forgan]

This single is out on July 3.