Heavy Ghost

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Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the New York artist who was discovered by Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Heavy Ghost, Stith’s debut, is nothing short of a masterpiece of mood and texture, an album that sounds as if it was devised in equal parts by a seasoned composer and an inspired amateur.
  2. Much like the title of his debut, Indiana’s curious ringmaster Stith is a contradiction in terms. Don’t be put off--he’s a contradiction worth losing yourself to.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    His debut album is extraordinary. [Apr 2009, p.110]
  4. Uncut
    80
    Apparently Stith shied away from any musical expression for years--in which case Heavy Ghost represents a quite spectacular plunge. [Apr 2009, p.87]
  5. At this point, Stith is more of an arranger than a songwriter--the 12 tracks are perfect little canapes of tastefulness, glorious while they last but not lingering as much more than an aftertaste of something rich and dark--but an undeniable talent lurks within.
  6. Heavy Ghost is, in Stith's words, "more like life:" sometimes challenging, sometimes confusing, but, in the end, rewarding.
  7. Under The Radar
    60
    Heavy Ghost manages to give a pleasant trip off the grid. [Winter 2009, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. MeghanS
    Mar 26, 2009
    10
    Completely, disturbingly beautiful!!
  2. TrevorL
    Apr 17, 2009
    10
    A potentially landmark album.
  3. Englandcollapsed
    Mar 16, 2009
    10
    Its glorious, from pity dance to braid of voices, the songs are ethereal, moving and beautiful. My favourite record this year, by a mile.
  4. Sep 17, 2011
    10
    A terrifyingly gorgeous album that exudes a sense of eeriness and duskiness, that is in itself unique and magical. Heavy Ghost lives up to itsA terrifyingly gorgeous album that exudes a sense of eeriness and duskiness, that is in itself unique and magical. Heavy Ghost lives up to its name, and DM Stith has made a great first impression on the independent music scene. Expand
  5. Alex
    Apr 19, 2009
    9
    Hauntingly beautiful. The track "Pigs" makes me crazy.
  6. MarylinY
    Mar 25, 2009
    7
    Solid record, no less no more.
  7. TomP
    Apr 7, 2009
    6
    As the Onion said, a masterpiece of mood and texture, yes, but with the exception of a couple of tracks, the actual songs just aren't As the Onion said, a masterpiece of mood and texture, yes, but with the exception of a couple of tracks, the actual songs just aren't there. Not worth it in my opinion. (Nice album art by the way.) Expand

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