Ghostory - School of Seven Bells
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  • Summary: The third album for the dream pop group is its first without Claudia Deheza and it tells a story about the ghosts that surround a girl named Lafaye.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    90
    A most wonderful storm of a record indeed.
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    Ghostory, rather than resting on the laurels of the band's successful sound up to this point, adds a harder edge to the rhythm and consciously moves on a step.
  3. Feb 27, 2012
    80
    Dream pop, goth, shoegaze--call it what you want, but what School of Seven Bells have ended up with is a genuinely gorgeous record by any standard.
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    70
    Fantastically glossy and mystical.
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    65
    The album is so cleanly produced that it sounds like they can't afford a flaw. And ironically, it's this seeming aversion to being perceived as imperfect that holds them back.
  6. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    A very pretty album [but] it's difficult not to see it as a mere specter of School of Seven Bells' potential. [Mar 2012, p.86]
  7. Feb 21, 2012
    37
    Sounds hollow and uninspired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    School Of Seven Bells and their latest album "Ghostory" in the category of shoegaze do not leave for competition room to maneuver. Album is a combination of indie rock arrangements with electronic inserts and muffled vocals of Alejandra Dehez - which finally gave such great compositions as "The Night", minimalist "Low Times" or "Scavenger" - where the synth parts leads. The rest of the material does fall behind: energetic "White Wind" or stirring "Reappear" are also notable pieces. Expand
  2. Aug 1, 2012
    8
    New York band School Of Seven Bells (or SVIIB as they are sometimes abbreviated) have always been one of those bands on the outer edges of the blogosphere, bubbling under, patiently waiting for their moment... READ MORE: http://wearethefilter.blogspot.com.au Expand