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  • Summary: The eighth full-length release for the Canadian indie pop band was produced by Peter Katis.
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  • Record Label: Last Gang Records
  • Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop, Chamber Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    90
    There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is the sound of a band that know themselves. Stars speak to the truths we grapple with, and the internal nature of our emotional experiences. It's a gift to hear this realized.
  2. Magnet
    Oct 17, 2017
    80
    There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light is not quite as perfect top-to-bottom as 2003's Heart, nor as high energy as 2014's No One Is Lost, but it's still very good. [No. 147, p.59]
  3. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    If there's any downside, it's a slight excess in length, with a handful of five- and six-minute cuts creating a bit of drag here and there. Still, it's a small grumble from a shockingly reliable ensemble still churning out top-shelf material nearly two decades into its career.
  4. Dec 7, 2017
    80
    Between its open-skied romanticism and thorny honesty, Stars’ sustained momentum seems assured.
  5. Oct 17, 2017
    72
    Airy and danceable, There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light revives our faith in Stars.
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    70
    There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is a strong album from a band that is clearly in their comfort zone. Hopefully, longtime fans will be satisfied with the record.
  7. Oct 13, 2017
    60
    There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is an album on rails, sticking solidly to the tracks with never a thought of deviation. It's also a route we've travelled many times by now. Yes, it looks familiar, but it'll still get you there in the end.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 23, 2017
    9
    This is Stars' best album since their 2004 masterpiece Set Yourself On Fire. The vocals of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan are in fine form,This is Stars' best album since their 2004 masterpiece Set Yourself On Fire. The vocals of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan are in fine form, and lyrically and musically the band sounds re-invigorated after a few good but not great albums. If you are a fan of Stars and may have been a little disappointed with their output over the last few years I find it unlikely you will be disappointed with this. The songs are all great and all twelve of them will find their way into your head sooner or later. Expand

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