Heart

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All Music Guide - Charles Spano
Though very Momus whom Stars count as a fan circa Voyager, Heart is much more twee pop despite similar keyboards and electronics. Stars work with bittersweet grooves, sleepy singing, and analog gurgles -- which makes for a charming collection of electronic chamber pop. More New Order and Saint Etienne than Smiths, and with male and female vocals, the band comes across as an electro-pop Belle & Sebastian. Still, most of the songs lack the immediate hook of their folky counterparts. Stars songs tend to unfold more slowly, from the brilliant retro-futuristic "Death to Death" to the disco-lite Pet Shop Boys-styled "The Vanishing." Amy Millan's gorgeous voice is the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Charles Spano
Though very Momus whom Stars count as a fan circa Voyager, Heart is much more twee pop despite similar keyboards and electronics. Stars work with bittersweet grooves, sleepy singing, and analog gurgles -- which makes for a charming collection of electronic chamber pop. More New Order and Saint Etienne than Smiths, and with male and female vocals, the band comes across as an electro-pop Belle & Sebastian. Still, most of the songs lack the immediate hook of their folky counterparts. Stars songs tend to unfold more slowly, from the brilliant retro-futuristic "Death to Death" to the disco-lite Pet Shop Boys-styled "The Vanishing." Amy Millan's gorgeous voice is the group's greatest strength -- on the bouncy, propulsive "Elevator Love Letter," for example. It's not surprising that Millan has contributed to movie soundtracks -- the entire album would sit most comfortably as the decidedly outsider accompaniment to an appropriately indie "Romantic Comedy" incidentally also the title of one of the record's most beautifully simple and sunny songs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • UPC: 827590030022
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 96,925

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stars Primary Artist
Jennifer Walker Violin
Kevin Fox Cello
James Shaw Trumpet
Dave Bennet Theremin
Evan Cranley Guitar, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Track Performer, Group Member
Torquil Campbell Vocals, Track Performer, Group Member
Chris Seligman French Horn, Keyboards, Track Performer, Group Member
George Donoso III Drums
Eric Hove Flute, Saxophone
Leon Kingstone Saxophone
Matthew Watkins Trumpet
Amy Millan Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer, Group Member
Pat McGee Track Performer, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ian Catt Producer, Additional Production
Stars Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Lincoln Clarkes Cover Photo
Noah Mintz Mastering
Evan Cranley Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Torquil Campbell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Chris Seligman Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ibolya Kaslik Poetry, Liner Notes
Jeffrey Remedios Cover Photo
Amy Millan Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Pat McGee Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow

    sensational music, this duo is a must-hear. i love every single song, of course some more than other. but as a whole, this album is unbelievably refreshing, with songs that are memorable and beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    the best album i've heard in a long long time. fantastic lyrics, vocals, and overall album composition. highly recommended to anyone who enjoys music.

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    Posted May 28, 2009

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