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Sad Robots

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Maintenance Hall, 4 AM
A Thread Cut With A Carving Knife
Going, Going, Gone (Live Version)
14 Forever
Sad Robot
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Total Tracks: 6   Total Length: 22:12

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Wondering Sound

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Todd Burns


Stars, Sad Robots
2008 | Label: Arts & Crafts / The Orchard

Sad robots are nothing new in the indie-rock world. Grandaddy, for example, pretty much based their entire career on them. But when Stars go the route of depressed android, it's a cause for concern: The band has always contained plenty of synths, but has been vigilant about leavening them with fathoms-deep toms and chiming guitars. Luckily, the group's most electronic outing since their 2001 debut, Nightsongs, works mostly in spite of its concept.… read more »

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Get "Undertow"


Best song by this group. Hauntingly beautiful.

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This album exemplifies everything I love about this band. What a great mini collection of songs. I hope to see more of this from stars in the future.

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8. Are you the greatest singer ever born? Then let


I like Sad Robots and the album... Friends want to make yourself a tv star, then log onto http://www.uploaded.tv where you can upload your videos, pictures, music, play games online, and can also earn handful of money if your videos are good.

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Great EP


I'm really impressed by the album. Do yourself a favor and download Undertow, it's an amazing track and'll give you the vibe of the album. Every track is outstanding, it's almost like they had a good LP and just left off those songs you skip through anyway.

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I really like the direction this band is moving. I really liked 'set yourself on fire', and really didn't like 'In our bedroom after the war', and I feel this EP is a sign of good things to come.

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This EP is missing a song.


The best song on this EP is "Why I Want To Save You." Why is it missing on eMusic?

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Sad Robots is my introduction to Stars, so I do not have much comparison to their former albums to go on. That being said, I am quite impressed with this E.P. The arrangements are tight with the only real weak link being the title track, and that is just a matter of opinion. Definitely give it a listen!

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I had kind of let them go after their disappointing last album, but there are some great tracks on this.

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Solid Effort


There's nothing on this as EP that's as immediately brilliant as "Your Ex-Lover is Dead" off of the Set Yourself on Fire album, but it's solid and I'm sure that I'll like it more after a few more listens.

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This EP is awesome. Stars are amazing, and this EP definitely proves it. can't wait for the next album!!

eMusic Features


36 Songs To Soothe the Pain

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something. That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur Rós, the Shangri-Las… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Sad Robots was the first release by Stars following their relatively successful 2007 studio album In Our Bedroom, After the War; the Extended Play was also the band’s first release on the Soft Revolution label, which is where they would release their next few releases as well. Originally released only as a digital album, the band began selling physical copies of the EP online. Though the album was a success for the band’s fans, the album spawned no singles and saw no commercial success. – Matthew Chisling