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The trend for child-like, innocent pop began in the 1980's where groups like The Colourfield and The Lotus Eaters (and perhaps even the Smiths) were unafraid to sing about love in an unashamedly romantic manner. This movement probably cleared the way for bands like Canada's Stars to exist. Each group member introduces themselves by name at the begining of the album followed by each of them saying "This is my heart". The sleeve pictures of young children and a secret door lead neatly on to the songs themselves which are all about harmonies and melodies of a very British-sounding stripe. The album boasts the superb recent single 'Elevator Love Letter' sounding like a mid-way collision between a poppy-phase Lush and Dubstar on particularly good form. It is followed not far behind by the excellent 'Look Up'. Throughout there's some exemplary interplay between vocalists Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell as they make a mockery of any accusation that everything seems a little too cute or nice in their world. Indeed, this is pure pop confectionery of the very sweetest kind.
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  Track Listing
01 What The Snowman Learned About Love
Standout Track Elevator Love Letter
03 Heart
04 The Woods
05 Death To Death
06 The Vanishing
07 Romantic Comedy
08 Time Can Never Kill The True Heart
09 Look Up
10 The Life Affect
11 Don't Be Afraid To Sing

Standout Track = Standout Track

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Cherry Orchard, The - This World Is Such A Groovy Place
Daylight's For The Birds - Trouble Everywhere!
Fiel Garvie - Leave Me Out Of This, Caught Laughing
Lotus Eaters, The - No Sense Of Sin, Silentspace
Lovebites - Lovebites
Radio Dept., The - Lesser Matters
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire
Tears In X-Ray Eyes - The Way We Live Now
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