Stars Are Our Home - Black Hearted Brother
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  • Band members: Neil Halstead, Mark Van Hoen, Nick Holton
  • Summary: This is the debut release for the collaboration between Neil Halstead of Slowdive and Mojave 3, Nick Holton of Holton's Opulent Oog, and Mark Van Hoen of Seefeel.
  • Record Label: Slumberland
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Dream Pop, Shoegaze
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  1. 80
    These songs, and others such as “UFO” are pretty much straight indie tracks, but it’s when they utilise electronics that Stars Are Our Home really comes alive.
  2. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Overall, Stars Are Our Home is a delightfully mixed bag that does rare justice to the term 'supergroup'.
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    The album has been patiently developed and refined over the last few years and it shows.
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    70
    It's a thrillingly bright and shiny noise pop album that is a positive addition to all the participants' already impressive résumés.
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    70
    It's a pretty indulgent affair (Halstead has acknowledged this) with most songs clocking in close to or exceeding the five minute mark; the last couple of tracks are disposable.
  6. Jan 16, 2014
    60
    Ultimately, Black Hearted Brother is a rewarding experiment for Halstead, Van Hoen, and Holton; even though they’re more or less throwing sounds at the wall and seeing what sticks, what we’re left with is pretty impressive.
  7. Oct 28, 2013
    50
    Stars Are Our Home is a passable enough album. It’s just a bit naggingly stale, even for a fan of this sort of thing.

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