Logic Will Break Your Heart

Logic Will Break Your Heart

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by The Stills
     
 
On their debut album Logic Will Break Your Heart, the Stills are stubbornly unyielding when it comes to being put in the same class as the Walkmen, Interpol, and the like. The Stills aren't boastful in doing so, but they are indeed different and stylishly unlike their

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On their debut album Logic Will Break Your Heart, the Stills are stubbornly unyielding when it comes to being put in the same class as the Walkmen, Interpol, and the like. The Stills aren't boastful in doing so, but they are indeed different and stylishly unlike their counterparts. The modern sound of Logic Will Break Your Heart is undoubtedly rooted in post-punk threads of the Cure and the Smiths, but the Stills create something that's partly glamorous and fully imaginative. One will notice that they're still a young band and bright-eyed in developing a sound that's magical and solid to them. Their Rememberese EP barely hinted at such, but the charm of songs such as "Lola Stars and Stripes" and "Changes Are No Good" indicates that the Stills are on to fully realizing what they're capable of. They flirt with a dark, art-pop design not unlike Interpol, but the Stills' approach is tangible. Singer/guitarist Tim Fletcher gives a warm, haunting delivery as the band molds a blackish romance throughout the dozen-track set. Guitarist Greg Paquet complements his passionate presentation with his strict, aggressive playing style, in turn manifesting the Stills' dreamy kind of rock & roll. From the shimmering synth beats of "Ready for It" to Dave Hamelin's surging percussion crash on "Animals and Insects," Logic Will Break Your Heart is posh enough to stand alone. The Stills were so intent in writing and recording a vibrant new sound and they succeeded. As songwriters, there's an innocence dancing with a bittersweet fantasy on Logic Will Break Your Heart. It's a fantastic pop record and, as much as some would like to disagree, these Canadians pulled off a sound that has nothing to do with New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
A stunner, a rush of shoegazer guitars and suave lover-boy angst.
Entertainment Weekly - Greg Kot
The Stills succeed at distilling their influences into an inviting update. (B)
Blender - Ben Sisario
Mope-rock never felt so good.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2003
Label:
Vice Records
UPC:
0075678367427
catalogNumber:
83674
Rank:
149846

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Logic Will Break Your Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With "Logic Will Break Your Heart", The Stills offer a glaciel sound that mitigates any dejection one might feel. Given that they don't offer a brand new sound, the dozen tracks are so impressive that they deserve to be individually appreciated. Definitely a band I will follow for years to come.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the release of this cd I think the stills are showing how they can make more mature music as opposed to the rememberese EP. With a pretty solid sound while being unique you can tell they are heavily influenced by the smiths, the cure, and the whole new New York 'feel'. This cd really wasn't a let down at all, yes they are young, yes this is their first cd, and yes they were skeptical when signing. Nonetheless they have potential have shown their potential and hopefully continue to put out cds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is just one of those cds that you cant stop listening to and its great to listen to if youre reading a book or just want to listen to something super calming....