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  • Summary: Boasting a somewhat higher profile after a tour supporting Broken Social Scene, fellow Canadians Stars return with a third LP, produced by Tony Hoffer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 91
    Delicate Casio-toned anthems. [Mar 2005, p.91]
  2. The songs spring from a warm hearth, upping the ante from their well-received sophomore LP, 2003's Heart.
  3. It's sort of an indie-pop Rumours, sans the wooden balls. [11 Mar 2005, p.102]
  4. In the end, the group proves that its unflinching lyrics and memorable melodies are well suited for songs about warring lovers and war itself.
  5. Stars sound confident enough to set anything on fire.
  6. It's a satisfying album, and its richness becomes increasingly apparent on subsequent listens. [#9]
  7. 60
    It's a little hard to take in one sitting, though downcast fans of Saint Etienne and The Magnetic Fields will find much to adore. [Sep 2005, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57