In Our Bedroom After the War

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In Our Bedroom After the War
Stars bedroom.jpg
Studio album by Stars
Released July 10, 2007 (digital download)
September 25, 2007 (physical release)
Recorded Warehouse Studios
Genre Indie Pop, baroque pop, art rock
Length 55:51
Label Arts & Crafts
Stars chronology
Do You Trust Your Friends?
(2007)Do You Trust Your Friends?2007
In Our Bedroom after the War
Sad Robots
(2008)Sad Robots2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating (91%) [1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
CHARTattack 4.5/5 stars [3]
NME 8/10 stars [4]
Now Magazine 4/5 stars [5]
Paste (favorable) [6]
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10) [7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [8]
The Second Supper 4/5 stars [9]
Stylus B+ [10]

In Our Bedroom After the War is the fourth studio album by Stars, released on September 25, 2007 on the Arts & Crafts record label. It was released to digital retailers on July 10, 2007, 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]

No. Title Length
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
7. "Personal" 4:07
8. "Barricade" 3:51
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


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