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  1. Aug 29, 2013
    81
    These days it’s no easy feat for a band to differentiate itself from the slough of other guitar-pop bands. You need songs, and Ghost Wave has plenty.
  2. Aug 29, 2013
    80
    ["Arkestra" is] a mess and a resolution all at once, a miasma shot through with clarity. The rest of the album is good, but if you need one reason to play it again, this is it.
  3. Aug 29, 2013
    70
    Maintaining momentum with ruggedly catchy pop tunes sticking out among the more spaced-out garage psych explorations, Ages takes its place in the storied Flying Nun lineage without sounding solely like a replica of previous chapters.
  4. Sep 26, 2013
    64
    Ghost Wave get comfy in simplicity, tone, and tempo, and maintain that true course for the rest of the record. There’s a great, mid-60s Stones energy that runs underneath Ages that keeps the whole thing hearty and on its heels. But Paul’s faux-lysergic lyricism peppered throughout is never as focused as something like the Stones' “19th Nervous Breakdown”, even though he matches that jaunty cadence often.
  5. Aug 29, 2013
    50
    There is nothing bad about the album. At the same time, there is nothing impressive about it either, nothing that really grabs on and won’t let go.
  6. 50
    Ghost Wave know their flavors, but they have to infuse some more spirit and variety, in order to do their talents justice.