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Stars - Set Yourself on Fire

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Item #: 3301302
    Stars: Evan Cranley (horns, bass guitar); Chris Seligman (horns); Pat McGee , Amy Millan, Torquil Campbell. Personnel: Amy Millan (vocals, guitar); Torquil Campbell (vocals, trumpet, keyboards); Evan Cranley (guitar, trombone, bass synthesizer, drums, ......more

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Artist: Stars
Description:
Stars: Evan Cranley (horns, bass guitar); Chris Seligman (horns); Pat McGee , Amy Millan, Torquil Campbell. Personnel: Amy Millan (vocals, guitar); Torquil Campbell (vocals, trumpet, keyboards); Evan Cranley (guitar, trombone, bass synthesizer, drums, percussion); James Shaw (guitar); Rachel Moody, Lana Tomlin (violin); Markia Anthony Shaw (viola); Anne Marie Leblanc (cello); Eric Hove (saxophone); Chris Seligman (French horn, keyboards); Pat McGee (glockenspiel, drums, percussion). Audio Mixer: Tony Hoffer. Liner Note Author: Ibolya Kaslik. Recording information: Studio Plateau. With 2005's SET YOURSELF ON FIRE, the Montreal ensemble Stars grows new blooms from out of its sturdy electro-pop stem. This is largely thanks to the addition of a real drummer (Pat McGee), who opens things up for the band's third full-length album. The raised hand on the cover might lead one to take this record for an angry political outcry, but if so, it's the sort one makes while falling in love at a college rally. Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan trade vocal duties and combine on rich harmonies over alt-rock frameworks painted with thick electronic pulses, sweeping horn and string sections, bass, cello, harmonica, and electric guitar. It's a combination big enough to encompass both the melodramatic grandeur of teenage emotions and the awareness that such feelings are unreliable. Like their Canadian brethren Broken Social Scene (bassist Evan Cranley plays in both bands), Stars freely collapses pop music's pigeonholes into one rich, new-yet-familiar sound. "He Lied About Death" takes a few passing jabs at George W. Bush, but this band knows their best contribution to the cause is crafting epic love songs for the people to cry and dance to, and they contribute very well with SET YOURSELF ON FIRE.
See Also:
Heart, In Our Bedroom, After the War
See Influences:
Thompson Twins, Belly, The Human League, Pet Shop Boys, The Smiths, The House of Love, Velocity Girl, The Cure, Madder Rose, The Lemonheads (Group), Saint Etienne, The Housemartins, The Sundays
See Contemporaries:
Badly Drawn Boy, Thievery Corporation, The Flaming Lips, The Weakerthans, Tegan and Sara, Rosebuds (Rock), Broken Social Scene, The Dears, The Hidden Cameras, Autour de Lucie, Saint Etienne, Momus, The Aluminum Group, Belle and Sebastian, Au Revoir Simone, Metric, Georgie James, Arcade Fire, Kevin Drew, Ivy, The Besnard Lakes
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
  2. 2 Set Yourself On Fire
  3. 3 Ageless Beauty
  4. 4 Reunion
  5. 5 Big Fight, The
  6. 6 What I'm Trying to Say
  7. 7 One More Night
  8. 8 Sleep Tonight
  9. 9 First Five Times, The
  10. 10 He Lied About Death
  11. 11 Celebration Guns
  12. 12 Soft Revolution
  13. 13 Calendar Girl
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Electronic
Label:
Arts & Crafts Records
Producer:
Tom McFall; Stars; James Shaw
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
53 : 7
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (No. 969, p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[Stars] build cerebral torch songs out of boy-girl vocals, strings, synths, guitars and the occasional French horn..." Spin (p.91) - "[T]hese chamber-pop libertines write lush, saucer-eyed ballads..." - Grade: A- Entertainment Weekly (No. 810, pp.102-4) - "[Stars use] synth-and-strings arrangements to play up intra-band drama..." - Grade: B+ Uncut (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he songs remain structured around the lover's discourse of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan, hose wispy, feather-light voices somehow harmonise into something pointed and substantial on the title track and 'Soft Revolution'." Magnet (p.52) - Ranked #4 in Magnet's "The 20 Best Albums Of 2005" - "This Montreal band marries strings and sorrow with the delicacy of the Dears and Delgados..." Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[F]ans of Saint Etienne and The Magnetic Fields will find much to adore."
UPC:
060270061927
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