Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. His grittiest, least-ethereal long-player to date. [Feb 2007, p.58]
  2. 60
    Though the hooks and melodies are spread a little thin... Lerche still has a convincing charm in his lighter, acoustic moments. [Feb 2007, p.84]
  3. Thoroughly enjoyable though it is, Phantom Punchalso feels a little lightweight.
  4. Lerche seems headed in a promising musical direction, but not all the songs here pack the expected punch. [10 Feb 2007]
  5. For all the progress the record represents, Punch is a schizophrenic release.
  6. Mostly what's missing is a dash of original thinking: without it, the album struggles to rise above the ordinary.
  7. Punch buries its best shots behind too much guitar and gratuitous arrangements.
  8. Phantom Punch is a wobbly ride through tracks that, for the most part, hiss and snarl with the leather-jacket swagger of his garagey backing band while Lerche either nervously essays a pseudo-rock "growl" over top or reverts to his customary loungey warble, both of which sound equally absurd.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. RafaelZ
    May 13, 2007
    10
    inustice. this singer rox a lot. cheers!
  2. AnnaL
    Mar 18, 2007
    10
    Admittedly, the songs are much, much better when you are hearing them live, but Sondre Lerche can sing his Norwegian arse off. I would very Admittedly, the songs are much, much better when you are hearing them live, but Sondre Lerche can sing his Norwegian arse off. I would very highly recommend this album. Full Review »
  3. FábioP
    Feb 19, 2007
    9
    Great CD, but less than his predecessor: Duper Sessions