Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War

When I think back to Star’s previous album, I’m always reminded of the emotional, climatic moments they produced so well. Through a combination of duel vocals and rich instrumentation, they always managed to create music that was positively uplifting. For a moment, I thought they’d lost it with this new album. If I had trusted my own instincts, I would have pushed it aside. But sure enough, as I began to immerse myself in it, the beauty soon emerged. When Stars make music, they do so to make an impact. This album is no exception. The lead vocals of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan bounce off one another playfully, allowing them to create such special moments; from serene tranquillity to thrilling intensity. This is album is still yet to surpass 2003’s Set Yourself on Fire, but it is quickly gaining ground.

Take Me To The Riot – Note how seamlessly the female vocals kick in at the 20 second mark; you can barely notice it. It’s the perfect example of how very well they gel together. And then the chorus kicks in and things just keep getting better!

Today Will Be Better, I Swear! – It was tempting just to pick powerful moments such as the one above, but I felt someone a little slower was more appropriate. This song is particularly good for stirring up some warmth.

Released: 10/07/07 | Website | Myspace

2 comments:

Natalie D. said...

STARS ARE SOOOO FREAKKKIINN AMAZING I LOVE THEM WITH ALL MY HEART THEY ARE THE BEST BAND EVER I LOVE ALL THEIR SONGS AND ALBLUMS AND IM LOVING IN THE BEDRROM AFTER THE WAR , CANT WAIT TILL THEY COME TO EDMONTONT ON NOVEMBER 21ST I CANNOT EXPRESS OR EXPLAIN MY LOVE FOR THEM AND THE MUSIC THEY PRODUCE IT IS HEAVEN I LOVE IT MORE THAN ANYTHING BEST BAND OUT THERE NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

bob merleyo said...

OMG TOTALLY AGREE WITH NATALIE , THE BAND IS AWESOME , THEY ROCK MY PANTS OFF!