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Universal acclaim- based on 69 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 67 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69

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  1. Aug 12, 2010
    Beautifully and sympathetically produced, this is a cohesive set of pop songs dressed up as electro/dance. Unashamedly romantic lyrics cut through painterly washes of synth, summery acoustic strumming, and the occasional rave-up sound effect. The presence of Tim Goldsworthy behind the boards cannot be underestimated - what a remarkable transformation from their debut!
  2. Jun 20, 2011
    Hugely diverse record. There's rock, pop and dance. It's upbeat, it's glory filled, there's angst, there's melancholy. It's fast, it's slow and, the majority of the time, it all comes together incredibly well.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. To be sure, In Ghost Colours is a triumph of craftsmanship rather than vision--a synthesis and refinement of existing sounds rather than anything dramatically new and original--but it is an unalloyed triumph nonetheless, and one of the finest albums of its kind.
  2. The way In Ghost Colours exploits my affection for synth pop and empty, detached vocals, I should be knocking down Dan Whitford’s door trying to get a strand of hair, but the album unfortunately loses its resonance on subsequent listens, its sheen lessening to a duller shade with each closer inspection.
  3. From start to finish this is an unexpected adventure through the crossover, leaving the door of the VIP bunker open for us all to sneak in.