There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light
Stars - There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #408 / 668
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
October 13, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Last Gang / Label / Website
Your Review



There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is the sound of a band that know themselves. Stars speak to the truths we grapple with, and the internal nature of our emotional experiences. It's a gift to hear this realized.

If there's any downside, it's a slight excess in length, with a handful of five- and six-minute cuts creating a bit of drag here and there. Still, it's a small grumble from a shockingly reliable ensemble still churning out top-shelf material nearly two decades into its career.

If 2012’s The North was a cautious return to form and 2014’s No One Is Lost had some fun with it, then There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light finds the band with their feet on the streets and their heads scraping the sky, just where they belong.


There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is a strong album from a band that is clearly in their comfort zone. Hopefully, longtime fans will be satisfied with the record. If nothing else, it’s inspired me to finally dig into the band’s back catalog and see what I’ve been missing for all these years.

Northern Transmissions

While There is No Love in Fluorescent Light isn’t much of an improvement over their last few records, it does have enough flashes of brilliance to prove there’s still a good band beneath the layers of synth and lacklustre lyrics that make up the album’s 12 tracks.

Under The Radar

There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light is an album on rails, sticking solidly to the tracks with never a thought of deviation. It's also a route we've travelled many times by now. Yes, it looks familiar, but it'll still get you there in the end.

Nov 1, 2017
Stars released their best album, plagued of enjoyable pop songs.
Fav Tracks: California, I Love That Name, Fluorescent Light
Oct 15, 2017
I enjoyed this album more than I expected, charm and sweet songs.
Fav Songs: Fluorescent Light, Alone, The Maze, California, I love That Name. I really liked the sound of this band.
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Track List
  1. Privilege
  2. Fluorescent Light
  3. Losing To You
  4. Hope Avenue
  5. Alone
  6. We Called It Love
  7. Real Thing
  8. The Gift of Love
  9. On the Hills
  10. The Maze
  11. California, I Love That Name
  12. Wanderers
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, Novell_sx, patton

Added on: August 24, 2017