Harmonies for the Haunted

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Harmonies for the Haunted
Stellastarr harmonies.jpg
Studio album by Stellastarr
Released September 13, 2005 (U.S.)
March 6, 2006 (UK)
Genre Indie rock, post-punk revival
Length 46:26
Label RCA
Producer David Schiffmann
Stellastarr chronology
Stellastarr
(2003)Stellastarr2003
Harmonies for the Haunted
(2005)
Civilized
(2009)Civilized2009
Alternative cover
UK edition cover
UK edition cover
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[7]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[8]
NME (unfavorable)[9]
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10[3]
Robert Christgau C[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[2]
Stylus Magazine B[6]

Harmonies for the Haunted is the second album by indie rock band Stellastarr. It was released in the United States on September 13, 2005, by RCA Records. The album was released with the copy protection software MediaMax CD-3 in North America.

The song "Sweet Troubled Soul" featured in the film Aquamarine.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lost in Time" – 4:31
  2. "Damn This Foolish Heart" – 3:30
  3. "The Diver" – 4:32
  4. "Sweet Troubled Soul" – 4:07
  5. "Born in a Fleamarket" – 2:34
  6. "On My Own" – 4:53
  7. "When I Disappear" – 3:48
  8. "Love and Longing" – 4:18
  9. "Stay Entertained" – 3:46
  10. "Island Lost at Sea" – 10:27*

* Track ten of the CD includes a hidden track, "Bloated Wife." This is the first song they ever wrote, according to their MySpace blog.

The UK version (released March 6, 2006) includes an extra track, "Angela", inserted between "Love and Longing" and "Stay Entertained".

The iTunes version of the album does not feature "Bloated Wife," but instead includes "Precious Games" as track 11.

The vinyl LP version does not feature any of these bonus or hidden tracks.

Singles (U.S. charts)[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak position
2005 "Sweet Troubled Soul" US Hot Dance Club Play #37

US album charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
2005 Billboard Top Heatseekers 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harmonies for the Haunted". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork Media. 2005-10-31. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  4. ^ Theakston, Rob (2005-08-23). "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Consumer Guide Reviews". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  6. ^ Miller, Derek (26 August 2005). "Harmonies for the Haunted Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 10 December 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Weston, Colin (8 September 2005). "Album Review: Stellastarr* - Harmonies For The Haunted". DrownedInSound. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  8. ^ Simpson, Dave (2006-02-16). "Stellastarr, Harmonies for the Haunted". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  9. ^ Cashmore, Pete. "Stellastarr*: Harmonies For The Haunted - NME". NME. Retrieved 2017-07-16. 
  10. ^ Aquamarine (2006) - Soundtracks

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