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Stars - No One Is Lost Album Review


Stars' career has been one in which life has imitated art to an almost painful degree: whereas their music has often been critically acclaimed ever since the 2001 release of their début 'Nightsongs', the lot of world domination they may crave has fallen to that of fellow Canadians Arcade Fire.

Stars - No One Is Lost Album Review

Some of this is a result of consistency, or more accurately a lack of it. At its apex, their music is little short of breathtaking - 'The Ghost of Genova Heights' (From 2007 release 'In Our Bedroom After The War') and 'A Song Is A Weapon' (From 2012's 'The North')  were as close to perfection as intelligent, highbrow pop as anyone has come in recent times. Their problem has been that too often they've been content to live within themselves, preferring understatement to hitching themselves to the devil's wagon. On 'No One Is Lost', they attempt to do just that. Inspiration according to lead Star Torquil Campbell came from a gay disco positioned directly beneath the recording studio under which he slept during the recording process, a constant stream of boogie which has in turn liberated the band's music from its slightly worthy former pretext. In short: Its mind is now free, and its ass follows.

Anyone under any illusions about this metamorphosis needs just to take in the first few bars of opener 'From The Night', its little bass skitters and robo-handclaps making them hardly the first outfit to head for anonymity of the flashing lights, but few have done so with such total abandonment. That's not to say that they've lost any of the anger which has made their songs so bitterly sardonic. On 'Trap Door', they explore mortality and the myth(s) of choice, Campbell as irascible as on anything they've produced in the last decade and a half. His foil throughout is Amy Milan, the drifting softness of her voice adding a dream-sequence quality to songs like 'Turn It Up' and the perfectly executed 20th century pique of 'No Better Place'. Both are examples of how forgetting everything makes you remember sometimes what you're really good at. Neither leave the brain at the first time of asking.  

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Kelly Clarkson performing live at Stars for Free, a free concert sponsored by Berlin radio station 104.6 RTL at Wuhlheide. Where: Berlin, Germany When: 10 Sep 2011

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Kelly Clarkson, Stars, Free, Berlin and Wuhlheide

Arts & Crafts Release Retrospective Compilation With Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars And More April 15th 2013

Posted on 13 March 2013

Arts & Crafts Release Retrospective Compilation With Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars And More April 15th 2013

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Posted on 29 January 2013

Coachella 2013 Lineup Announcement

Nov, Kelly Monaco, The Wendy Williams, Dancing, Stars, New York, Mr and Blue Thursday 29th November 2012 Nov. 29, 2012 Kelly Monaco at The Wendy Williams talk about Dancing with the Stars in New York .Mr.Blue/

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Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Nov, Kelly Monaco, The Wendy Williams, Dancing, Stars, New York, Mr and Blue
Val Chmerkovskiy and Kelly Monaco
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy

Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson - 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and Dancing with the Stars contestant Shawn Johnson Wednesday 28th November 2012 visits the Empire State Building

Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson
Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson
Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson
Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson
Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson
Olympic Gold Medalist, Dancing, Stars and Shawn Johnson

Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd - Dancing with the Stars' pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd Thursday 15th November 2012 seen departing her Manhattan hotel

Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd
Dancing, Stars and Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing, Stars, All-Stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke - Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' Emmitt Smith and his partner Cheryl Burke Tuesday 13th November 2012 Celebrities at The Grove to appear on entertainment news show 'Extra'

Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Dancing, Stars, All-stars, Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

Stars, Midnight Coward Single Review


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Midnight Coward
Single Review

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Stars, The Night Starts Here Single Review


Stars
The Night Starts Here
Single Review


Toronto's own Stars have gained considerable critical acclaim with their unique take on pop noir, and their latest single will see them continue to impress.

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Stars, In Our Bedroom After The War Album Review


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In Our Bedroom After The War
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