STARS - In Our Bedroom After The War (limited w/DVD)
Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 12:01PM
soundscapes in Pop/Rock

stars-bedroom.jpgThis Montreal five-piece's latest is not the great leap forward of 2004's Set Yourself On Fire. Rather, it finds Stars in confident command of the vast orchestral synth-pop knowledge they've accrued over the years. As the title suggests, Bedroom documents and examines conflicts between lovers and/or nations, with the dialogue invested in superbly by co-lead singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan. The first half is particularly great, featuring the invigorating "Take Me To The Riot" and a heretofore unexpectedly funky Campbell falsetto turn on "The Ghost of Genova Heights". 

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