The Five Ghosts

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The Five Ghosts
Stars FiveGhosts.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)
GenreIndie pop, baroque pop, electropop
LabelSoft Revolution (Canada), Vagrant (worldwide)
Stars chronology
Sad Robots
The Five Ghosts
The North
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(B-)[2]
Pitchfork Media(5.7/10)[4]
Popmatters7/10 stars[5]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[6]
sputnikmusic4/5 stars[7]
Clash (magazine)7/10 stars[8]
The Tune(3.2/5)[9]

The Five Ghosts is the fifth studio album by Stars, which was released worldwide on June 21, 2010, via Vagrant. In Canada, the album was released via Soft Revolution, the band's own label.[10]

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[11]

Track listing[edit]

1."Dead Hearts"3:29
2."Wasted Daylight"3:43
3."I Died So I Could Haunt You"3:04
5."We Don't Want Your Body"3:25
6."He Dreams He's Awake"4:04
8."The Passenger"4:17
9."The Last Song Ever Written"3:17
10."How Much More"2:56
11."Winter Bones"3:00
Bonus tracks
1."You Do It to Me and I Do It to You Too" (iTunes pre-order only) 
2."Asleep" (Limited Edition 7" box set exclusive, also available as part of the compilation, "Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Lullabies"[12]) 

Those who pre-ordered the album received a bonus EP entitled The Séance, featuring songs from sessions for The Five Ghosts.[13] The Séance EP songs are also available as individual tracks through iTunes.

The Séance
1."Opinions Versus the Sun" (Stars vs. The Album Leaf)4:17
2."The Five Ghosts"4:04
3."The Black House, the Blue Sky" (Stars vs. Montag)4:24
4."The Dead Beg for More" (Stars vs. Of Montreal)5:20


  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "The A.V. Club review".
  3. ^ "Paste review".
  4. ^ "Pitchfork Media review".
  5. ^ "Popmatters review".
  6. ^ "Slant Magazine review".
  7. ^ "sputnikmusic review".
  8. ^ "Clash (magazine) review".
  9. ^ "The Tune review".
  10. ^ "Stars Return With New Album". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  11. ^ "2011 Polaris Music Prize Long List announced" Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine., June 16, 2011.
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