So, after three albums in as many years, pop/punk artists Stellar Kart are releasing a “Best Of” album? Well, sometimes bands do this to satisfy a record contract, or they want to head in a different musical direction, or perhaps because they’re breaking up. I really can’t tell you the reasoning in this case, but Life Is Good gathers the "best" of Stellar Kart into a seventeen song package. So what can fans expect?
To start, the album is in chronological order of the band's first three releases, an idea that I kind of dig. The overall song choices for the "best of" album are a good selection of the fun summertime sound that slows it down when needed. Some of the band's best material, such as “Spending Time,” “Me And Jesus,” “Hold On,” and “Shine Like The Stars” are displayed on Life Is Good. There are also three new songs available here for the first time: “Lifeguard,” which has a straight up Stellar Kart pop/punk vibe, "Centerfield,” a cover of the great track from Dire Straights, and “Punk The Halls,” which is a clever Christmas melody.
If you’re not a fan of Stellar Kart, this album could easily turn you into one, and if you’ve enjoyed the band over the past few years, this is a great addition for your collection. We’re not really sure what the future holds for this four-piece band from Phoenix, but Life Is Good is an enjoyable listen for those upbeat summertime parties hanging around the beach. And while there's not a lot of depth here, the tempo is great and the fun is undeniable.
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Life is Good| Posted July 16, 2009
I got this cd less than a week ago and have listened to it at least once every day. Before a week ago I didn't really know who Stellar Kart was. After listening to their cd a lot, I've come to like them, but realize they had a lot of ups and downs. Such as:
-The lead singer's voice was a little hard to get used to at first.
-Some of their songs sounded alike.
-/+You could tell the difference between the older and newer songs because of the way they sounded.
+Their upbeat songs were fun while their slower songs were pretty and meaningful.
+They kept God the main focus in all their songs.
Overall, I'd say their ups outweighed their downs because I really enjoyed listening to this cd.
Must Buy| Posted June 01, 2009
If your a fan of Stellar Kart, then this album is right for you. It includes 4 songs of their album "All gas. No brake" 7 songs from their album "We cant' stand sitting down" and 4 songs from the "Expct the Impossible" 3 bouns songs are included at the end of the CD. One being "Punk the Halls", "Lifegaurd" & "Centerfield" This is a great CD and I recommend this CD if you are truly a Stellar Kart Fan.