Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  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.
  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.
  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".
  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.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 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]
  2. May 18, 2011
    60
    The only problem is that the duo never manage to execute a truly killer pop hook, resulting in a debut that breezes by in a pleasant but ultimately forgettable haze. [May 2011, p.116]
  3. 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.