• Record Label: Anticon
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 16, 2011
    83
    It is a cohesive suite of powerfully effective songs with one thing on its mind: "the inexorable march of Time."
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    80
    Where as The Notwist traffic in mellow tempos and beautifully seamless surfaces, Dose and Jel conjure all manner of conniption ta[s and noise. [Jul 2011, p.62]
  3. 80
    They're good for one another; Doseone tones himself down to sound conspiratorial and insinuating, and Jel's samples goad the Notwist to think more about catchiness than Minimalism.
  4. May 17, 2011
    80
    The album lags a bit on a few songs where it sounds like one half of the group had the majority of the say during the writing process. These instances are few and far between though, leaving the rest of the album as an intriguing concoction of two bands coming from polar opposite sides of the musical spectrum and meeting in the middle to make something new.
  5. May 17, 2011
    80
    Own Your Ghost is a brilliantly conceived work, deserving of much more attention in the UK.
  6. May 13, 2011
    80
    They rise to each other's challenges surprisingly well, with sinuous lo-fi beats brushing against saxes, woodwinds and vintage synths. [Jun 2011, p.96]
  7. May 20, 2011
    72
    For the most part, you never really know how much you love something until it's gone. But every now and then, it comes back and you're allowed to love it like you should have the first time around. 13 & God came back. You know what to do.
  8. May 16, 2011
    70
    While that obsession with the "big sleep" gives Own Your Ghost a gloomy power, these cross-cultural pals might consider a less depressing repertoire next time.
  9. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    For a group of artists who regularly color so far outside the lines to such dazzling effect, the whole of Own Your Ghost registers as just a bit too rote and predictable, a journey back to grounds already thoroughly explored and reaping much richer rewards the last time around.
  10. Jun 1, 2011
    60
    The problem is that throughout the record there is the nagging sense that this is ground that contributors have covered previously, either as 13 & God or in their separate guises.
  11. May 31, 2011
    60
    It still pays dividends, The Notwist adding melody to the fractured electronica of Themselves and gaining rhythmic substance in return. [Jun 2011, p.107]
  12. May 17, 2011
    60
    The dividedness of the record is especially plain here. Acher generally gets calm and luscious music, and then all hell breaks loose whenever Dose shows up.
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  1. May 23, 2011
    9
    wonderful the notwist bits are more wonderful then the clouddead bits......can't wait for the next notwist record....to my ears they have madewonderful the notwist bits are more wonderful then the clouddead bits......can't wait for the next notwist record....to my ears they have made some of the best music of the decade......thank you..... Full Review »