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  • Summary: Nick Talbot's fourth album on Warp sees the singer-songwriter moving back to a more folk-based sound.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 2, 2012
    80
    His best work since 'Black Holes In The Sand'.
  2. May 7, 2012
    80
    The Ghost in the Daylight (Warp) is a quieter, more overtly folky album than 2007's Western Lands. There is no obvious focal point - nothing like gorgeous, pick-clawed "Trust" from the previous album - only a series of acoustic songs that flare gently from rueful nostalgia to sudden melancholy.
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    80
    An exquisite, unexpected gem. [Jun 2012, p.102]
  4. May 17, 2012
    72
    Talbot's a great craftsman--half a spin of Ghost proves that--but he's at his most compelling when he's sketching in the margins.
  5. May 2, 2012
    70
    Talbot treads lightly, and a melancholy beauty predominates. [Jun 2012, p.73]
  6. May 1, 2012
    62
    As a once-in-a-half-decade demonstration of Talbot's vital signs, The Ghost isn't necessarily compelling enough to make you want to hang around for a follow-up, but the vitriol of a line like, "If you let them burn books, you'll let them burn bodies," is a strong sign of life at least.
  7. 40
    The Ghost in Daylight is ignorable background music and the lowest point of the Gravenhurst discography thus far.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 17, 2014
    9
    An astonishing album, really introspective. The tracks "The Prize" , "Fitzrovia" and "The Foundry" are more qualitative than the remainingAn astonishing album, really introspective. The tracks "The Prize" , "Fitzrovia" and "The Foundry" are more qualitative than the remaining ones, but the entire album deserves to be listened for its unique atmosphere. Expand
  2. Sep 16, 2013
    8
    This was my favorite album of 2012. While not as strong as Western Lands, it is still a wonder addition to the Nick Talbot canon. This artistThis was my favorite album of 2012. While not as strong as Western Lands, it is still a wonder addition to the Nick Talbot canon. This artist deserves more attention! Expand