Hypnotic Underworld

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Although Ghost has an uncanny ability to pair their improvisational style with recognizable structures, there seems to be something missing in the overall design of this album.
  2. Alternative Press
    60
    At times their odes to the long-gone era of '60s psychedelia get lost in their lofty ambitions. [Apr 2004, p.84]
  3. 50
    It’s all very strange yet thoroughly intriguing, but it does leave you pondering the question of what direction Ghost are planning to move in next.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MatiasM
    Dec 17, 2006
    10
    First time that I have heard this album, I said: "What I am doing listenin this!?" but, for a strange reason, I simply just can't push First time that I have heard this album, I said: "What I am doing listenin this!?" but, for a strange reason, I simply just can't push the STOP button. Today this is one of my favourite discs Full Review »
  2. JeremiahC
    May 5, 2005
    9
    Psychedelic Rock at its best. The structure of this album forces to listen to it as a whole. Very impressive and mindcapturing.
  3. AmirN
    Feb 25, 2004
    9
    Stellar, stellar rock. The pure tightness and multi-instrumental skill on display here makes nearly every other release so far this year look Stellar, stellar rock. The pure tightness and multi-instrumental skill on display here makes nearly every other release so far this year look amateurish. You couldn't dream of better bass lines, and well, pure technical skill. Full Review »