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Northstar Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Sophos, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Sophos


    Northstar was an American band formed in 1997 in Huntsville, Alabama. They broke up in 2005 but their music lives on and is fondly remembered as some of the best from the mid 00s emo/pop punk era. Pollyanna is what some might call a "scene classic," with the unique lyrics from Nick Torres and the angular riffs and grooves laid down by the rest of the band setting them apart from many of their peers. Discuss what this band means to you below, did you listen to them when they were around? Were you late to the party like I was but nonetheless taken aback by their music?
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  2. PyramidPostcard

    avocado squirrel rides again Prestigious

    I have never listened to Northstar. Where should I start?
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  3. Sophos


    Pollyanna is seriously one of the best albums from that era
  4. Sophos


    for a taste, and my favorite song by them

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  5. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    The drum sounds on this record are seriously so damn good. Nick's lyrics are fantastic. Just a fantastic album. This one flew way under the radar. The way this record has been pretty awesome as well.
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  6. Sophos


    thats the first song i ever heard from them, its perfect
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  7. Sophos


    another fav

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  8. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Can we just link in the whole album? It's pretty important.
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  9. Sophos


    its not on youtube as a full vid i checked haha
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  10. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Favorite line of the record comes from American Living for me.
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  11. I really like Is This Thing Loaded? but for somer reason I've never listened to Pollyanna. Changing that soon.
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  12. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious

    Pollyanna is the only album by them I care for but yeah it's definitely one of the best records from that time in the scene. I remember it got a lot of comparisons to Deja Entendu and that pretty much sealed the deal for me.
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  13. Pollyannnaaaaaaaaaaaa

    American Living was always my favorite
  14. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Title track and American Living are probably my two favorites from the record if I had a gun to my head. I love the main riff in the title track.
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  15. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    "You move me like I've got new feet" is one of my favorite lyrics by anyone.

    Also their acoustic version of "Chesterfield King" from Broken Parachute fights for being my favorite song of theirs, cover or not.
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  16. trevorshmevor

    and use a pretty font Supporter

    Polyanna is such a great record. ITTL never hooked me in as hard, except for that first song.

    Cassino is cool and all but man, what I would give to hear what a Northstar record in 2016 would sound like.
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  17. Collins


    Love Polyanna. The Pornographers Daughter and For Members Only are two of my favorite songs.
  18. Michael Schmidt Apr 16, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 16, 2016)
    Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Pollyanna is quite simply one of my favorite records of all time. It's great how well that thing holds up today. Completely underrated album and band.
  19. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Apparently the new casino is more straight forward and has a lot of electric guitae
  20. Pollyannaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  21. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    When I fall, don't forget me
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  22. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious

    its that time of year

    bust out Pollyanna and cry.

    Is "Between Horns and Halos" not the catchiest fucking thing
  23. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Best song
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  24. it's one of the catchiest songs i can think of
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  25. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-aggressive Prestigious


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