Review – Stars

By: Remington Fioraso

Album: No One Is Lost
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/no-one-is-lost/id904503472
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Genre: Indie pop

Stars is an indie pop band formed in Toronto in 1998. The band consists of Members: Torquil Campbell Evan Cranley Patrick McGee Amy Millan Chris Seligman. Fast forward to 2014, the group now based in Montreal, has released 7 full-length studio albums, 6 extended plays, a remix album, and 19 singles.

Their seventh and latest studio record No One Is Lost was released on October 14, 2014. The release contains eleven tracks including the singles “From The Night” and “No One Is Lost.” Prior to listening to the album, I was hesitant. I had enjoyed previous releases beforehand. Will it live up to my expectations? The short answer: Yes, yes it did. The group maintained their sound from previous releases. However, it feels slightly more uplifting.

The songs that stood out the most for me on No One Is Lost include: “This is the Last Time,” “You Keep Coming Up,” and “Trap Door.” As a Stars fan, I enjoyed the album.

You can check out the first single, “From The Night” at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr5VE3ogdl8

Rating: 3/5

Like the album? Check out Stars’ upcoming Canadian tour dates:

February 3 ¬ Kingston, ON ¬ Grand Theatre
February 5 ¬ Montreal, PQ ¬ Metropolis
February 6 ¬ Quebec City, PQ ¬ Imperial
February 7 ¬ Ottawa, ON ¬ NAC
February 8 Guelph, ON Hillside Inside – RRC
February 11 ¬ London, ON ¬ London Music Hall
February 12 ¬ Toronto, ON ¬ Danforth
February 13 ¬ Toronto, ON ¬ Danforth
February 21 ¬ Winnipeg, MB ¬ Burton Cummings
February 23 ¬ Saskatoon, SK ¬ O’Brian/Odean Event Centre
February 24 ¬ Calgary, AB ¬ MacEwan Hall
February 25 ¬ Edmonton, AB ¬ Winspear
February 27 ¬ Vancouver, BC ¬ Vogue
February 28 ¬ Vancouver, BC ¬ Vogue
March 1 ¬ Victoria, BC ¬ Royal Theatre

Connect with Stars at:
https://www.facebook.com/starsstars
https://twitter.com/youarestars
http://www.youarestars.com/home/

Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley's Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, "What is the relevance in the real world?" Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists - Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!

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