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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 116

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  1. Aug 6, 2011
    9
    My second favorite Wilco record, right behind Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Jeff Tweedy never ceases to amaze me. Great **** record filled with classic songs. There is definitely that "noise" from YHF and it's wonderful. "Wishful Thinking".. goddamn.
  2. Oct 12, 2014
    9
    How is a ghost born? Someone dies, of course. This is the outlook of this album, taking terrible things that happen in life and making them resolve hopefully, all these thoughts swirling around a character on the border of madness.
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. This time, as well as simply delivering the goods, Wilco come bearing a basket of extras.
  2. Unlike the first three Wilco albums and even more than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost is Born requires careful listening.
  3. Ghost is not a lot of fun. Still, it's an accomplishment, because it's an angry album.