Set Yourself on Fire
|Set Yourself on Fire|
|Studio album by Stars|
|Released||September 14, 2004 (Canada)
March 8, 2005 (U.S.)
|Label||Arts & Crafts|
|Producer||Stars, Tom McFall|
Cover of European and vinyl editions
|Pitchfork Media||(8.4/10) |
Set Yourself on Fire is the third album by Canadian indie rock band Stars. It was released in 2004 on the Arts & Crafts International record label in Canada and the United Kingdom, and in 2005 in the United States.
The album's most notable single was "Ageless Beauty", the band's breakthrough hit in Canada. "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" has also garnered significant play in the United States. It was featured on the soundtrack of "The O.C.".
On November 17, 2009, "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" was featured on Fox network's So You Think You Can Dance, season 6. Former show contestant and current choreographer Travis Wall chose it as the track for his piece danced by Ellenore Scott and Ryan Di Lello.
In 2005 Set Yourself on Fire was a Juno Award nominee for Alternative Album of the Year. It lost to the album Let It Die by Feist, who is an occasional band-mate of Stars' Amy Millan, Torquil Campbell, and Evan Cranley in the indie rock band Broken Social Scene.
The novelist Ibi Kaslik is quoted on the jacket of the album.
The cover art varies from North America to Europe. The Canadian and U.S. releases have the same artwork. The European edition, along with the Canadian and U.S. vinyl version, have alternative cover art that suggests[original research?] the events at Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. The change in cover art could be attributed to the original art's similarity to Explosions in the Sky's The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place.
|1.||"Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"||4:16|
|2.||"Set Yourself on Fire"||5:39|
|5.||"The Big Fight"||5:22|
|6.||"What I'm Trying to Say"||3:22|
|7.||"One More Night (Your Ex-Lover Remains Dead)"||5:18|
|9.||"The First Five Times"||3:00|
|10.||"He Lied About Death"||5:12|
- Set Yourself on Fire at AllMusic
- Pitchfork Media review
- PopMatters review
- Robert Christgau review
- Rolling Stone review
- "2005 Juno Awards Nominees Announced" Soulshine. Published February 8, 2005.
- CRIA Gold & Platinum certifications for December 2006. Retrieved July 25, 2007.