2007, Arts & Crafts International
Based around a male-female vocal duet and catchy beats, Stars have continued to release good Indie-pop albums, and In Our Bedroom After the War is no exception.
The main difference from past efforts is that theyâ€™ve done more to fill out their sound with richer harmonies, fuller instrumentation, and all-around more energy.
The voices of Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan compliment each other beautifully, and on songs like â€œMidnight Coward and Personal,â€ they sing back and forth like old friends having a conversation. â€œThe Ghost of Genova Heightsâ€ is definitely another standout because it is different. Rooted in pop-funk, this song grooves just a touch harder than the other tracks.
Every song on this album has wonderful shape and movement; there are highs and lows within each song to make, overall, a complex and interesting landscape.