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Music Review: The North by Stars

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Year: 2012
Genre: Indie Pop / Indie Rock / Disco / Alternative / Electronic
Similar Artists: Metric, Classixx
Tracks: 12 + 1 bonus track (amazon.com and iTunes version)

  1. The Theory of Relativity
  2. Backlines
  3. The North
  4. Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
  5. Through the Mines
  6. Do You Want to Die Together?
  7. Lights Changing Colour
  8. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots
  9. A Song Is a Weapon
  10. Progress
  11. The 400
  12. Walls
  13. The North (Breakglass Version) [Bonus Track]

Though Stars have been around for a while now, it was on recently that I discovered their music via the Paste Valentine’s Day Sampler released over Noisetrade earlier this year. It featured the fourth song of The North (Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It) as the 3rd song on the release. That one song was enough for me to get a copy via iTunes. I listened through the first time and absolutely loved it.
The first track The Theory of Relativity has echos of Daft Punk, Metric and Pure Reason Revolution, beginning this album on a strong note. The rest of the album offers plenty of variation, with a maturity and depth so often lacking in modern music. Though I adored all of the songs on the album, it really is a tie between the 1st and 4th track for my favorite. Fans of Stars’ earlier albums will find this new album a great addition to their discography of awesome music. And new fans are sure to take a liking for these guys as well. 

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Author: keikomushi

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