Vinyl love: Stars “From Capelton Hill”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Stars
Album Title: From Capelton Hill
Year released: 2022
Details: Limited edition, gold foil

The skinny: In just a few short days, we should start to see some end of the year posts on these very pages, counting down my favourite albums of the year. And while (spoiler alert) the latest from Montreal-based indie pop quintet, Stars didn’t quite make the cut for 2022, it’s still a very fantastic record that is definitely worth your time. I’ve been following the group since they released the very fine “Set yourself on fire” back in 2004. Though that one is still considered by many to be the band’s high water mark, I am of the firm opinion that they have released many great albums over the years. Their 9th finds them doing exactly what they do best, literate and romantic indie pop, sometimes danceable and always immersible. I pre-ordered this gold foil, limited edition pressing off of the Last Gang Records’ (the group’s label) web store on the back of the title track and of course, the song below and have not been disappointed with the rest.

Standout track: “Pretenders”

6 replies on “Vinyl love: Stars “From Capelton Hill””

I’m a big Stars fan, I recently (finally) got this album (in black vinyl) and have been enjoying it. Regret not ponying up for the limited edition when it was available. It seems the only records I regret are the ones I don’t buy.

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I agree completely. I have rarely regretted my vinyl purchases but the ones I’ve left on the record store shelves have been a different story.


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