In Our Bedroom After the War

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In Our Bedroom After the War
Stars bedroom.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 2007
RecordedWarehouse Studios
GenreIndie Pop, baroque pop, art rock
LabelArts & Crafts
Stars chronology
Do You Trust Your Friends?
In Our Bedroom After the War
Sad Robots
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating [1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [2]
CHARTattack4.5/5 stars [3]
NME8/10 stars [4]
Now Magazine4/5 stars [5]
Paste(favorable) [6]
Pitchfork Media(7.4/10) [7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [8]
The Second Supper4/5 stars [9]
StylusB+ [10]

In Our Bedroom After the War is the fourth studio album by Stars, released digitally on July 10, 2007 and released physically on September 25 on the Arts & Crafts record label. It was released to digital retailers in an attempt to battle the album's leak.[11] The title was announced by Amy Millan in an interview with the Toronto Star, and the release date was previously announced by Torquil Campbell on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

The record was recorded in Vancouver and mixed in Toronto by Joe Chiccarelli. Author Daniel Handler has written a story for the liner notes of the album and plays the accordion in Barricade.[12] In an interview with MTV Live, Stars frontman Torquil Campbell indicated that one of the goals of the band was to create an album that comes across as a unified whole through careful sequencing and thoughtful storytelling instead of simply sounding like a collection of tracks.[13] The first single from the album is "Take Me to the Riot", and the second single is "The Night Starts Here."

The album was initially released with a bonus DVD documentary of the Set Yourself on Fire tour, titled "Are We Here Now?"[14]

The album was a nominee for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize.[15]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Beginning After the End"2:20
2."The Night Starts Here"4:53
3."Take Me to the Riot"3:48
4."My Favourite Book"4:05
5."Midnight Coward"3:44
6."The Ghost of Genova Heights"4:35
9."Window Bird"4:44
10."Bitches in Tokyo"2:50
11."Life 2: The Unhappy Ending"4:16
12."Today Will Be Better, I Swear!"5:49
13."In Our Bedroom After the War"6:46
14."Division" (bonus track for Japan and Mexico)4:23


  1. ^ "Absolute Punk review".
  2. ^ In Our Bedroom After the War at AllMusic
  3. ^ CHARTattack review
  4. ^ NME review
  5. ^ "Now Magazine review". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2009-02-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ Paste review
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review
  9. ^ The Second Supper review
  10. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  11. ^ "Pitchfork: Stars Battle Leaks by Releasing Digital Bedroom Today!". Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-07-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Virgin Festival 07 - Stars 1/3 | | AXS". Archived from the original on 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-09-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ Siddiqui, Tabassum. "Stars' Light Still Bright". AOL Music. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ "Stars Add DVD to Bedroom, Announce New Single". Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2008-07-06. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  15. ^ Polaris Music Prize

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