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The Stance

I Left Love Behind A Long Time Ago (Just Friends)

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At its heart, The Stance is a live band. Putting groups like that on record doesn't always work out: The energy and attitude gets lost in the process. That's not a problem here. With bassist Jeff Leadbetter at the controls, the band ensures an open, energized sense of space to the album. That goes from the twisty guitar-led opener, "Strung Up," through the swaggering "School Pride" and on to the hidden track, an acoustic singalong, that follows the awesome adieu-bidding "Yours & Mine." There's plenty room for everyone.

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