Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
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  • Summary: The New York-based electro pop group made up of two friends, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser, release their debut album of dancefloor, disco jams.
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  1. Apr 12, 2011
    88
    As a result, Holy Ghost! has created a classic pop album, albeit one dressed for dancing in hipster finery.
  2. Apr 7, 2011
    71
    As slippery and elusive as this album's thrills can be, they'll eventually fall into place, one track at a time.
  3. Apr 26, 2011
    70
    Holy Ghost!, a New York dance-pop duo with barbed hooks and a penchant for dramatics.
  4. Apr 13, 2011
    60
    It's one of the most straight-up enjoyable records they've put out in a long time. [May 2011, p.88]
  5. Jun 8, 2011
    60
    The '80s were a great decade. Holy Ghost! bring that back to us in our antithesis to the '80s' time. [May 2011, p.79]
  6. May 4, 2011
    60
    As long as Holy Ghost! continue to cherry-pick the best moments of their particular strain of the musical past, they may just have a promising future.
  7. Apr 4, 2011
    50
    These guys are working within a fully-formed aesthetic; they've got hooks to spare and production out the wazoo, but right now, I'm just not feeling the soul.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 7, 2012
    10
    Easily the catchiest album of the year, in my mind Holy Ghost headline the modern synth/dancepop revival in New York, and with good reason, they're experts at playing with rhythm and melody. Holy Ghost! has likely slipped through the cracks of a lot of top 10 lists, but their right up there with the best albums of the year. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    10
    One of the best NeoDisco/Alt Dance albums of the year. The band took me by surprise with a combination of relaxed b-sides and massive tracks. 'Jam for Jerry' is absolutely amazing. Expand
  3. May 8, 2011
    9
    Daft punk kinda sold out, *cough, Block buster soundtrack, cough*. LCD soundsystem just died. So we were defiantly some, who were missing good dance/disco/electro alt. pop. And here it is. So thank you Ghost, and especially thank you for "Wait and See". Expand
  4. May 4, 2011
    8
    Layered synthesizers, eccentric vocals and clean, bouncy production bring this album together as another solid disco-influenced dance-pop addition to DFA's catalogue. Expand