stellastarr* - stellastarr*
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The band update a tired synth-pop sound with purring guitars and just enough punked-out drum and vocal flourishes to give texture to what might otherwise have become new-wave wallpaper. [Nov 2003, p.114]
  2. Up there with the best debut albums of this, or any decade.
  3. 'Stellastarr*' is a rare beast; one that takes from its peers and gives back something fresh, imaginative and breathlessly great.
  4. 85
    One of the most successful sonic experiments this side of "Let there be light." [#6, p.82]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. ExecutionerJones
    Dec 24, 2005
    10
    One of my very favorite albums.It's crazy funny pretty and it rocks! It's what you'd get if you mixed the Talking Heads and One of my very favorite albums.It's crazy funny pretty and it rocks! It's what you'd get if you mixed the Talking Heads and the Pixies. Also Shawn Christensen's voice is powerful and unique. Full Review »
  2. DavisW
    May 9, 2005
    8
    A genuinely fun album. I love it.
  3. jeffm
    Dec 9, 2004
    9
    sure they sound like a lot of other band (mostly the cure and the pixies, i think), but the song are just so well written.....i can't sure they sound like a lot of other band (mostly the cure and the pixies, i think), but the song are just so well written.....i can't help adoring this album. 'my coco' is one of my favourite tunes, building as it does to such an amazing crescendo. the sequencing on this album is great as well. 'untitled', while perhaps one of the least original tracks, plays like one of the best, placed where it is. Full Review »