• Record Label: Caroline
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2013
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Oct 2, 2013
    6
    For a supergroup involving this many individuals from this many bands, Lightbody's presence is the most felt. Not such a bad thing, but you have to use your imagination to differentiate this from a Snow Patrol effort. The bits of "country" and "Americana" are so timid and restrained you wonder why they bothered, but overall this is a very fresh, pretty album. Probably has a lot of replay value.
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    This album is EPIC for me. Since "The place we ran from" I knew that next one will be amazing. Gary Lightbody is an amazing singer and songwriter and his voice is better than ever. I hope the next Snow Patrol's album will be like "The ghost of the mountain".
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    I think it's an album so beautiful and striking as "The Joshua Tree". Beautiful vocals. Sounding flawless. Sounds like Snow Patrol due to the remarkable personality of Gary Lightbody.
  4. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    This is a much darker album lyrically than the previous, but the haunting harmonies and beautiful vocal performances remain ever present. Some real surprises come in the non typical Iain Archer singing style on the intro to "The Beginning Of The End" and the stunning vocal contributions from Minnie Driver (Your Way Is The Way Home).
    Yes it sounds a little like a Snow Patrol album in
    This is a much darker album lyrically than the previous, but the haunting harmonies and beautiful vocal performances remain ever present. Some real surprises come in the non typical Iain Archer singing style on the intro to "The Beginning Of The End" and the stunning vocal contributions from Minnie Driver (Your Way Is The Way Home).
    Yes it sounds a little like a Snow Patrol album in places but that's no bad thing and the steady hands of Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey et all make it an effortless sounding affair.
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67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Magnet
    Nov 27, 2013
    60
    The bulk of the album feels much more controlled, and though it's technically accomplished record--as well it might be given the lineup--there's more brain than heart in the final mix. [No. 104, p.60]
  2. Oct 11, 2013
    80
    Happily, The Ghost of the Mountain succeeds in every respect, an album that sounds like the product of a group rather than simply a collaboration between like-minded associates.
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    60
    If you’re looking for good, occasionally great, mature music about facing the end, The Ghost of the Mountain is a damn fine choice.