stellastarr*

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. ACE!
    Jul 22, 2004
    3
    Leads the pack in an age where a lack of originality and copping of early-80's music (esp. that bloated dinosaur the Cure) are prerequisites of buzz. Couldn't be more derivative of its influences if it was merely a cover album.
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. I know the whole ‘retro-rock’ thing is en vogue in about a bazillion different ways, but Stellastarr*’s take just seems a bit more energetic and vibrant than most. Considering the genre, this disc is a frighteningly solid listen.
  2. Uncut
    80
    Deviant, brainy re:teen angst, slightly arrogant, and they kick ass despite themselves. What's not to love? [Dec 2003, p.116]
  3. Under The Radar
    70
    A pure pleasure to listen to. [#5, p.103]