“My Coco” by Stellastarr – An Underrated Song Review

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As someone who played a lot of baseball video games in my youth, I can never forget the soundtrack from MVP Baseball 2004 for the PC (or the Gamecube). It’s to this day my favorite in-game soundtrack of all-time, with plenty of great songs, including “Walkie Talkie Man” by Steriogram, “Spitting Games” by Snow Patrol, and many others. However, my favorite of all of them, and the one I probably heard more than any other on those MVP Baseball menus which I spent many long hours on perfecting my baseball team, was “My Coco” by Stellastarr*.


While “My Coco” was not officially released as a single until August 2004, it was previewed on the MVP 2004 soundtrack. To this day, it is probably one of my favorite under-rated songs of all time. I love the guitar work, the melodies, the lyrics – I love everything about this song. 

I never really got into the band besides “My Coco,” although a few of their songs are decent enough. They put out an album as recent as 2009 and toured as recently as 2010. While they definitely have had a following, the Brooklyn, New York band is now on indefinite hiatus.

I’d definitely suggest checking out Stellastarr as a band, and check them out simply for “My Coco” because it is such a classic indie rock song. “Inside the Walls” is a pretty good tune, too, which I’d recommend, as well.

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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