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Turn Off the Stars

Toronto is a city that can spit out British imitators who are virtually impossible to distinguish from the originals. Turn Off the Stars is one such group, which is remarkably impersonating Coldplay. This is not to discount the appeal of Andrew Walker's jangly guitars or vocalist Mike Walker's Chris Martin-esque falsetto; the latter is the biggest selling point on their self-titled debut. On the other hand, cringing sentiments, such as on "Please," which is riddled with clich├ęs, make the similarities difficult to swallow. If you were looking for some high-quality but cut-rate Coldplay, you've found it.


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