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  • Summary: The Montreal, Canada-based quartet (basically, 2003's version of Interpol) follows its acclaimed, 80s-influenced EP "Rememberese" with this debut full-length. "Still In Love Song" is the only song from that EP to reappear here.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 100
    The Stills have always shown promise, but Logic Will Break Your Heart ascends far beyond anyone's wildest expectations.
  2. Partly glamorous and fully imaginative.
  3. while the production’s sleek sheen holds tight reigns over any explosive guitars threatening to get out of hand, The Stills still manage to build up enough tension to hold your attention through good old fashioned songwriting.
  4. 80
    A similar osmosis of Bunneymen and Chameleons' dramarama as Interpol. [Mar 2004, p.106]
  5. The Stills succeed at distilling their influences into an inviting update. [24 Oct 2003, p.105]
  6. Guitar connoisseurs will find much to admire.
  7. One of the most deafening blasts of mediocrity to be heard this year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. SelinaA
    Dec 23, 2006
    I've listened to this cd for countless hours and can honestly that The Stills are one of my favorite bands.
  2. StephenH
    Mar 24, 2005
    One of my favorite albums from the 21st Century. It blows me away everytime I listen to it.
  3. JohnR
    Nov 1, 2005
    Absolutely top notch from beginning to end and probably the best album I've heard in 10 years. It really is that good.
  4. TheFish
    Nov 3, 2003
    Yep, go buy it... In some ways The Stills are the band that The Doves always threatened to be but could never really deliver on. I hear a lot of early U2 in here too. Big Joyful Mopey Happy Sound that will have everyone dancing at a party. Expand
  5. JonoM
    Feb 27, 2004
    A beautiful record. It's the album that I hoped Interpol would make, but I guess The Stills beat them to it.
  6. stefanm
    Dec 2, 2003
    After listening to this album at least a dozen times, I still can't get enough. I'd love to see them in concert in a small venue.
  7. CurranF
    Jul 5, 2004
    I've heard a lot of comparison between the Stills and Interpol and to be quite frank, I never made that connection. "Logic Will Break Your Heart" is a decent enough album. It has some good songs, "Animals and Insects" is quite lovely. But all too often "Logic" just melts together with songs that sound exactly the same, particularly in the middle third of the album. Where Interpol benefit from over-production, The Stills seem to long for the lo-fi production that The Strokes enjoy. Interpol also have a certain... finesse, that the Stills do not posses. Expand

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