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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.
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  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. And though In Stormy Nights-- with its numerous false leads, over-the-top presentation and undisguised self-indulgence-- can hardly be said to be a perfect work, one has to admire and celebrate Ghost's determination never to step in the same river twice.
  4. Through its overarching range, it ably balances silence with noise, restraint with reckless abandon.
  5. 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]
  6. 70
    An ecstatic, angry, gorgeously mournful manifesto. [Jan 2007, p.89]
  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
    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
    Not bad but a little too pretentious for me.