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Memphis, ‘A Little Place in the Wilderness’ (Good Fences)

Wilderness proves that no matter the setting, Stars frontman Torquil Campbell can effortlessly pen literate, melodically affecting pop tunes that sound like soap operas for postcollegiate bohos. But without Stars covocalist Amy Millan to kick him in the ass, plodders like “The Night Watchmen” find Campbell crossing over from melancholy to mopey. Still, there’s plenty here that would go well with some absinthe and Rimbaud.

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