Phantom Punch - Sondre Lerche

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. With Phantom Punch Sondre Lerche finally makes good on the promise of his talent; he’s mastered and polished his intuitive gift for melody and arrangement and rightly applied it to his most natural musical inclinations.
  2. Phantom Punch's palette contains dollops of everyone from The Clash to The Sea And Cake to name-your-favorite-shoegaze-band, but most of all, the album's freewheeling energy brings to mind Supergrass' finest moments.
  3. 90
    This time the focus is on tight songwriting, sudden chagnes and an edgy velocity that's never too dense. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.79]
  4. A masterpiece of edgy, pop-infused rock composed with intelligence.
  5. 86
    Lerche croons and swoons between styles like a prophet of postmodern pomp.
  6. On its own merits, Phantom Punch is an assured, absurdly tuneful record, and one of the best of the year thus far.
  7. Phantom Punch may not pack the razzle-dazzle of Duper, but it just might help this gifted performer cement his rep for smartly crafted alt-pop.
User Score

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
    inustice. this singer rox a lot. cheers!
  2. AnnaL
    Mar 18, 2007
    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
    Great CD, but less than his predecessor: Duper Sessions