Rituals - Team Ghost
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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for the rock band formed by former M83 member Nicolas Fromageau.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 20, 2013
    70
    If you were expecting a post-rock album, you've come to the wrong place; this is something sharper, more accessible, sure, but no less clever.
  2. Mar 29, 2013
    70
    The debut album by this French five-piece sends an icy wind cutting through their shoegaze haze. [May 2013, p.78]
  3. Apr 12, 2013
    70
    Rituals is a very good album when it’s on fire, and while the band might not have quite grasped the album concept yet, it serves as an interesting counterpart to latter day M83.
  4. Mar 22, 2013
    65
    It doesn't always hit the mark but there's enough substance here to suggest Fromageau can finally put the past behind him. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.96]
  5. Apr 15, 2013
    54
    A few too many other tracks, such as "Away", compensate for thin material with sheer bluster, and they can feel unwarrantedly grueling. But there's a conviction here, and that's nothing to feel sorry for.
  6. Mar 20, 2013
    50
    Team Ghost and Fromageau have a number of good ideas, but the band's biggest downfall stems from the fact that they sometimes condense too many of these ideas into too small a space.
  7. 40
    For all [Nicolas Fromageau's] attempts at darkness, Fromageau can’t shake the pretty effusiveness that bolstered M83′s first few albums to the spotlight.

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