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Sharing a fondness for sophisticated soul and pop artists like the Smiths, New Order, and Marvin Gaye, vocalist Torquil Campbell and keyboardist Chris Seligman formed Stars in Toronto. Along with friends Evan Cranley (also of Big Rude Jake) and Amy Millan (who contributed to the soundtrack for the film Drowning Mona), the band relocated to New York City before returning to Canada, this time settling in Montreal. Their debut full-length, Nightsongs, was released in early 2001 on Le Grand Magistery, with the Comeback EP following later that same year. The band's mix of pop and indie rock made Stars a popular act in Montreal, not to mention an important part of the city's burgeoning indie scene, and their success began spreading into other cities as well. Before 2002 came to an end, the band headed back into the studio to record a sophomore effort. The soft-hued Heart was released to critical acclaim in the U.K. before Christmas; Heart appeared on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts during summer 2003. The ambitious Set Yourself on Fire followed two years later, and all of its tracks were creatively remixed by the band's peers. Stars released those remixed songs on a new album, Do You Trust Your Friends?, in 2007. During July of that year, as a preemptive measure to beat any blog leaks of their next record, Stars made In Our Bedroom After the War available for download two months before its actual September release date. They also created their own label, Soft Revolution, which released the band's next studio album, The Five Ghosts, in 2010. After moving to the ATO label, the group released their sixth album, The North, in the summer of 2012. They returned two years later with No One Is Lost. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Ageless Beauty
  3.   Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
  4.   Reunion
  5.   Elevator Love Letter
  6.   The Night Starts Here
  7.   Soft Revolution
  8.   Maintenance Hall, 4am
  9.   What I'm Trying Tosay
  10.   Life Effect
  11.   Going, Going, Gone
  12.   The Theory of Relativity
  13.   Fixed
  14.   Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
  15.   Take Me to the Riot
  16.   Calendar Girl
  17.   A Simple Song
  18.   Backlines
  19.   Fairytale of New York
  20.   Wasted Daylight
  21.   Undertow
  22.   Romantic Comedy
  23.   No One is Lost
  24.   I Died So I Could Haunt You
  25.   14 Forever
  26.   Changes
  27.   We Don't Want Your Body
  28.   Bitches in Tokyo
  29.   He Lied About Death
  30.   He Dreams He's Awake
  31.   Dead Hearts
  32.   Walls
  33.   Set Yourself on Fire
  34.   Trap Door
  35.   Turn It Up
  36.   This Is the Last Time
  37.   Wishful
  38.   How Much More
  39.   Life 2: The Unhappy Ending
  40.   Window Bird
  41.   Personal
  42.   Midnight Coward
  43.   What I'm Trying to Say, Pt. 1
  44.   Sleep Tonight
  45.   One More Night
  46.   Division
  47.   From the Night
  48.   Time Can Never Kill the True Heart
  49.   What Is to Be Done?
  50.   In Our Bedroom After the War
  51.   Ageless Beauty, song (as used in the film Penelope)
  52.   Heart
  53.   Are You OK?
  54.   No Better Place
  55.   You Keep Coming Up
  56.   The Light
  57.   Backline
  58.   Progress
  59.   A Song Is A Weapon
  60.   Do You Want To Die Together?
  61.   The North
  62.   The Passenger
  63.   Asleep
  64.   Sad Robot
  65.   A Thread Cut With a Carving Knife
  66.   Today Will Be Better, I Swear!
  67.   Barricade
  68.   My Favourite Book
  69.   The Beginning After the End
  70.   Celebration Guns
  71.   The First Five Times
  72.   The Big Fight
  73.   Look Up
  74.   The 400
  75.   Don't Be Afraid to Sing
  76.   The Loose Ends Will Make Knots
  77.   A Stranger
  78.   The Vanishing
  79.   Say, Say, Say
  80.   To Love Somebody
  81.   The Woods
  82.   The Ghost of Genova Heights
  83.   Lights Changing Colour
  84.   What the Snowman Learned About Love
  85.   Give It
  86.   It's Alchemy!
  87.   Death to Death
  88.   Can't Help Falling In Love
  89.   Ain´t Got No Home
  90.   Rollerskate
  91.   What I'm Trying to Say, Pt. 2
  92.   Winter Bones
  93.   The Worst Thing (Whitey Jam)
  94.   Look Away
  95.   The Last Song Ever Written
  96.   Through the Mines