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  • Summary: The former Bauhaus leader's first collection of new solo material in seven years is his ninth album.
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  • 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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I Spit Roses
The captain is sea In the moonlight the same The ship on himself Rose spitter the name A high mutiny Submerged down and under Shake shack left you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 29, 2011
    In all, Ninth is a striking return to form.
  2. Jun 6, 2011
    "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. Uncut
    Jul 28, 2011
    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. Q Magazine
    Aug 8, 2011
    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
    Where his menace once oozed, it now hiccups.
  7. Mojo
    Dec 12, 2011
    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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