Ninth - Peter Murphy
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  • Summary: The former Bauhaus leader's first collection of new solo material in seven years is his ninth album.
  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, College Rock, Goth Rock, Post-Punk, Show/Musical
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    88
    In all, Ninth is a striking return to form.
  2. Jun 6, 2011
    80
    "The Godfather of Goth" sounds like the genre's savior here, coming on strong with those Bowie-sized aspirations and nailing that attractive Nosferatu-meets-Art-School style.
  3. 70
    Ninth may not live up to what one expects from early Murphy or Bauhaus, however it does do its job fairly well, and it's unlikely that Murphy will top this awesomeness alone (unless there's a reunion of his old band in the works).
  4. Jul 28, 2011
    60
    Murphy muddles through the workmanlike art-rock of openers "Velocity Bird" and "See Saw Sway" before hitting confident stride on "I Spit Roses" And "Never Fall out." [Aug 2011, p.94]
  5. Aug 8, 2011
    60
    While there may not be anything startingly new here, there is a definite sense of ease with Murphy's past. [Aug. 2011, p. 123]
  6. Jun 14, 2011
    50
    Where his menace once oozed, it now hiccups.
  7. Dec 12, 2011
    40
    His most conventional and, frankly, dull [album] pursuing a plodding take on alt rock, in the uninteresting middle ground between early U2 and Stiltskin, with occasional dashes of doom-lite. [Aug. 2011, p. 101]

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