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Guitar Star - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-06-09

Guitar Star - Star Guitar - Netflix

“Star Guitar” is the second single from The Chemical Brothers 2002 studio album Come with Us. The song reached number eight in the UK Singles Chart, number two on the American dance chart and number one in the UK Dance Chart. The song was greeted with praise from critics.

Guitar Star - Reception - Netflix

Upon the release of Come with Us, Nathan Rooney of Pitchfork Media, referring to its placement on the album, said the song "substitutes for the missing Sumner track-- it's slight, but not nearly as vapid as “Hoops,” the song that follows it." Scott Plagenhoef, also of Pitchfork Media, originally said the track "doesn't leave much of an impression, but may as well be Beethoven's 9th next to the Richard Ashcroft collaboration “The Test”. However, he later changed his opinion, saying it is “a fantastic track I grossly underrated here at the time” and that it was among the “best of the group's work [in the 2000s]”. After noting the album is “steeped in retro-synth glory”, Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine said “Star Guitar” is "a crisp post-disco work-out featuring bristling guitars and a Giorgio Moroder-style synth-bass. Pat Blashall of Rolling Stone referred to the song as “slowly blooming”, positively noting that within the track, “a dreamy melody hatches from an array of Ritalin beats, is evidence of a band that is increasingly drawn to disorientingly lush tunes rather than to mere adrenaline anthems.” In 2006, Slant Magazine ranked the song at number 23 in their list of the “100 Greatest Dance Songs”, and, in 2010, ranked it at number 32 in their list of “The 250 Best Singles of the 2000s”. In 2009, Pitchfork Media ranked the song at number 398 in their list of The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s. Fatboy Slim revealed in 2012 that he had been asked to remix the song upon its release, but turned down the offer owing to his opinion that the song could not be improved.

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