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  • Summary: The Australian group's sophomore album hit number one on the Australian charts when released in their home country.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  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. With In Ghost Colours, Cut Copy have created a record that is both en vogue and timeless, familiar yet fresh, full of glossy optimism, and unforgettably gorgeous from start to finish.
  3. 84
    The group's music is ghostly and ethereal, creating a sonic wall that is set against some of the lovelist, shimmering retro-electro-disco you've ever heard. [Spring 2008, p.102]
  4. 80
    Ghost Colours sounds like Depeche Mode on Lorazepam--dramatic, well enunciated and full of arpeggiated synthy goodness.
  5. 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.
  6. Although In Ghost Colours is certainly a step up in terms of how cohesive it sounds, it loses some of the spontaneity in the process.
  7. Cut Copy have made a record with an overabundance of ideas and energy and not enough focus.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. BillH
    May 23, 2008
    10
    So rare to find an album that is just pure catchy joy to listen to. Every song has hooks and is different enough to be interesting. Daft Punk So rare to find an album that is just pure catchy joy to listen to. Every song has hooks and is different enough to be interesting. Daft Punk crossed with New Order...outstanding record of the year so far by a mile. Expand
  2. JohnB
    Sep 15, 2009
    10
    Okay, I've only been listening to this band since the beginning of 2008; however, even though at first I would only occasionally listen, Okay, I've only been listening to this band since the beginning of 2008; however, even though at first I would only occasionally listen, they have slowly crept up the rungs of my addiction ladder. One question that is totally perturbing me with all the reviews: Why don't I read more about comparisons with New Order? This band has taken a similar aesthetic and rocketed it to a whole new level. To be sure, I am a fan of every genre of music and even do my own acoustic/countrified versions of New Order songs when playing solo gigs. This band is definitely on my list of recommended listens for perspective on the sounds of this decade. Expand
  3. GeoffG
    May 28, 2008
    10
    This is one of the most energetic releases that has ever graced my hammer, anvil, and stirrup. After this album, I do believe in magic.
  4. JJ
    Jan 23, 2009
    10
    A musical gem of epic proportions. A beautiful, yet catchy album with some incredible songs. Probably, the best album of 08.
  5. niallb
    Jan 23, 2009
    10
    Is it just me or was this one of, possibly THE BEST release of 2008?
  6. MikeFromMaine
    Mar 17, 2009
    9
    This thing moves from start to finish. A few moments to breathe here or there, but otherwise it makes pop/dance non-stop pop/dance music seem This thing moves from start to finish. A few moments to breathe here or there, but otherwise it makes pop/dance non-stop pop/dance music seem easy. Great for running, working out and driving. Expand
  7. ZacC.
    Jun 12, 2008
    3
    This album has a few real standout songs, but the rest is really nothing special.

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