Harmonies For The Haunted

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. TomB
    Sep 17, 2005
    5
    Anyone who takes the time to add the asterisk to the band name is a dork. What a mediocre band. They should rename themselves 5.0.
  2. jasonr
    Sep 20, 2005
    5
    i'd have to say that i agree with most of the reviews. i like love and longing a good bit. if the rest of the album was as good it might get about an 8 from me. unfortunately nothing else is as close to that good and definitely not as good as anything from their first.
  3. Sebastian
    Mar 5, 2007
    5
    Stellastarr*'s first album was so catchy and very Pixies-like. This one does suffer the "sophomore slump".
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. For every good example of what a 21st century band can do with new wave influences, there is a pale imitation of a song you thought was cool 20 years ago.
  2. A game of "name that influence" runs rampant from the album's start to its closing seconds.
  3. Alternative Press
    50
    The band ultimately lose the pop craftsmanship and hook-filled bite that distinguished their debut. [Oct 2005, p.166]