While it might be a tad blasphemous to proffer that an offshoot of Canadian musical collective Broken Social Scene contains any one voice that should be heard more frequently than the others (an inherently capitalist suggestion), plenty of Stars fans (this writer included) feel that Torquil Campbell should play Oates to Amy Millan's Hall, rather than Simon to her Garfunkel.

The band's latest, The Five Ghosts, is a compromise of sorts, with Campbell, as composer and background vocalist, yielding to Millan's breathy lead and finally answering the question of what an Amy Millan solo album would sound like if Stars were her backing band. And it works quite well, thanks.


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