The stock of Canadian indie rock has risen considerably over the last few years with Broken Social Scene, The Stills, Junior Boys, Godspeed and Stars all receiving a great deal of praise from the musical cognoscenti. It is Stars who represent the pop-centric side; seemingly partly informed by British acts like The Sundays. 'Set Yourself On Fire' sees the group in strident, confident mode after the success of 'Heart'with a bouncier production and a general feel of optimism despite the protestations of the album's title and the dark lyrics. This approach does occasionally border on the twee, especially so on 'Reunion' and the electronic experiments on 'He Lied Abouth Death' are ill-advised. Nevertheless it would take a hard heart to dismiss the breezy innocence of the title track and 'Ageless Beauty'. Interestingly Stars opt for a more adult-orientated approach on the nocturnally-themed 'One More Night' and 'Sleep Tonight' and with encouraging results. Overall this is a decent album but the unambitious nature of it suggests it's been overrated somewhat.