Give You the Ghost Image
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  • Summary: The debut album for the band that includes members of Gayngs was written in month and produced with Jim Eno of Spoon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    90
    It's an album that reels you in, enveloping everything in a black mist, from the slick protestations of 'Dark Star' to the surging intensity of closer 'Leading To Death'.
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    89
    Its debut gets a lot of traction out of being crisp and clean.
  3. Apr 30, 2012
    80
    This record is an exploration into the synergy of reengineering technology and humanity. Let yourself be taken on the journey.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    70
    The songs are of a piece with Olson and Casselle's previous work, yet slower, more tender--less sharp tongue and more soft cheek.
  5. Apr 23, 2012
    70
    Despite Leaneagh's claims that Auto-Tune and other effects are an attempt to render her voice just another instrument in the mix, Give You the Ghost is decidedly an album predicated on her vocals, even if it's not a "singer's album" in the traditional sense.
  6. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    As Polica, they go some way to forging their own--snare rim snaps and menacing funk bass constantly chasing with Casselle's Auto-Tuned--but endearingly vulnerable. [May 2012, p.79]
  7. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    Love School Of Seven Bells and The XX? You'll like this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 29, 2012
    8
    the closest I've ever heard pop coming to jazz, not stylistically, but conceptually. I love how free and prominent those drums and bass are. Not sure about the auto-tune, though... well, I don't know, maybe it works, in fact Collapse