Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Stellastarr* - Harmonies For The Haunted

Harmonies For The Haunted
(RCA / BMG 2005)
Off The Record Score: 8.1 out of 10

This second effort from Stellastarr* is really quite something. I hadn't actaully heard anything from the band prior to this release, but im thinking now i might just get into them a bit more and just see what they are like. The band has become popular over the last couple of months ago from the lovely people at Wiredset sending out some emails to MP3 Blog people requesting them to listen to the band (i of course was one of them). Now, if you like your guitars like Frand Ferdinand, your vocals like Editors, the darkness of Interpol, then Stellastarr* is absolutely up your alley. The opening track "Lost In Time" sucks you in right away, although there are bits in the song that sound like Coldplay (I hate Coldplay with a passion!) dont be put off by it. "Sweet Troubled Soul" is the single Stellastarr* released off the album, it may not have been the best choice of song to release but its still good. Favorite song for me by far is "Damn This Foolish Heart", its a lot like Franz Ferdinand but its still a catchy song with some very excellant guitar riffs. Defiantely one to buy if your already fan.

Harmonies For The Haunted Track List...
01. Lost In Time
02. Damn This Foolish Heart
03. The Diver
04. Sweet Troubled Soul
05. Born In A Fleamarket
06. On My Own
07. When I Disappear
08. Love And Longing
09. Stay Entertained
10. Islands Lost At Sea

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