No One Is Lost
Montreal synth pop vets Stars recorded No One Is Lost above a nightclub and were determined to compete with the bass coming through the floors. Hence the vibrant disco chorus of the lead track, "From the Night," which sets the tone. The band's seventh studio album is about pre-dawn abandon: "Keep Coming Up" has a slippery bass groove and shiny synths, and "What Is to Be Done" contrasts pensive pianos with a pulsing beat. While "Trap Door," one of the more impassioned tracks here, critiques the "kids in the VIP," the unhinged closer, "No One Is Lost," sure makes it sound fun to be one of them.