• Record Label: Partisan
  • Release Date: May 14, 2013
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. May 30, 2013
    60
    The production has a pristine, streamlined quality, with Grant’s vocals high in the mix, so the album’s blend of orchestral and squelchy electronic arrangements mirrors the clarity and grace with which he delivers his crude, self-lacerating ballads.
  2. May 13, 2013
    60
    Pale Green Ghosts has a little something for everyone, and while all of the over-sharing can be a little overbearing, Grant's huge, expressive, and oddly comforting voice acts as a sedative, turning even the saddest, raunchiest, and most uncomfortable turn of phrase into a caress.
  3. Mar 11, 2013
    60
    It's an uneven departure.
  4. Mar 7, 2013
    60
    Pale Green Ghosts is both novel and familiar. [Apr 2013, p.86]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    Album of the year so far for me. Seeing him live and seeing how much he puts into his music just makes you appreciate it more. This albumAlbum of the year so far for me. Seeing him live and seeing how much he puts into his music just makes you appreciate it more. This album likes to be listened to loud! Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2013
    10
    Album of the year so far for me. Beautiful and sublime that doesn't pull any punches. His voice is just so dam amazing. It encompasses severalAlbum of the year so far for me. Beautiful and sublime that doesn't pull any punches. His voice is just so dam amazing. It encompasses several different moods musically from the dance floor to the introspection of a lone nights drive. Be sure to give yourself a quiet moment to listen to the panoramic closing track Glacier very moving. Also you will NOT be able to get GMF out of your head ever, but that is quite alright. Full Review »
  3. Feb 17, 2014
    8
    though the songs might slow down and decrease in their power near the end, Pale Green Ghosts is an emotional electro-flavoured wonder thatthough the songs might slow down and decrease in their power near the end, Pale Green Ghosts is an emotional electro-flavoured wonder that John Grant and many other people out there should consider to be the build up to a mind-blowing masterpiece. Full Review »