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  • Summary: The first release in three years for the Japanese psych-rockers contains just six tracks, including one that clocks in at nearly half an hour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Difficult. All very difficult. But cheap dates get old quick, don't they?
  2. In Stormy Nights is by no means the first time Ghost have plugged in and upped the volume, but it is easily their most unhinged, aggressive record; they make a show of steamrolling their subtler instincts.
  3. 80
    Ghost's most ambitious achievement yet. [#74, p.98]
  4. Through its overarching range, it ably balances silence with noise, restraint with reckless abandon.
  5. 70
    An ecstatic, angry, gorgeously mournful manifesto. [Jan 2007, p.89]
  6. On In Stormy Nights, Ghost does what they do best--compress decades of psychedelic and avant-garde music into a modern melange that will please fans from the folk end of the spectrum to the harshest of noiseniks. [#16, p.99]
  7. Maybe pastiche is inevitable, even in the Japanese avant garde scene, but can't it at least be a little more fun?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. attaboy
    Jan 29, 2007
    7
    it's good, but certainly challenging. they've progressed, which is an admirable thing for bands to do, especially when their canvas it's good, but certainly challenging. they've progressed, which is an admirable thing for bands to do, especially when their canvas is so far out. that said, i don't want to be that guy who longs for the more melodic stuff done previously, but i am that guy. just this once i wanted hypnotic underworld II. Expand
  2. KevinK
    Jan 28, 2007
    6
    Not bad but a little too pretentious for me.