- 03 Nov 17
Canadian synth-pop outfit deliver the goods.
Part of the great flowering of noughties Canadian rock that also brought us Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene, Stars have earned a loyal cult for their disinctive brand of elegant synth-pop. While not a barn-burner, There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light is another fine addition to an impressive catalogue.
Tracks like 'Privilege', 'Losing To You' and 'Real Thing' are all fine exercises in melodic electro, with Amy Milan's powerful vocals a real highlight as always. Though the band occasionally lapse into arena rock cliches - most notably on the grating 'Alone' - for their most part they're anthemic without being cloying. Heartingly, Stars continue to burn brightly.