It must be hard being Canadian indie pop outfit Stars
, constantly envisioning and executing melancholy tinted, romance heavy pretty songs since 1998, constantly sketching and reinforcing the line between too much twee, too much pop, or too much sentimentality for a seemingly perfect mix of catchy and feeling. Luckily, their fifth full length, The Five Ghosts
shows that the band has not lost their magic touch, and rather than going for dramatic revisions, Stars merely went for a lightening of effects in music, relying on the beauty of the songs themselves to carry their latest album.
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