There Is No Love in Fluorescent Light, co–lead singers Torquil Campbell and Amy Millan exchange a variety of romantic sentiments against a mostly light pop-rock and electronic backing. Campbell has the more boldly earnest voice on “Alone” and the piano ballad “The Gift of Love,” whereas Millan purrs with a more overtly poppy delivery on such frothy reveries as “Real Thing.” Millan is even dreamier amid the cotton-candy streaks of the ethereal interlude “On the Hills.” At times, the wispy instrumentation and feathery vocals can get a bit twee, as on “California, I Love That Name,” where Millan’s California dreaming (“Deep in the canyons where the vampires run free”) is more cutesy than chilling. Also Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30.
Stars stir up a sound that is as shiny, sparkling and luminescent as their name. On the Montreal musicians’ ninth studio album,