The Haunted Man

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2012
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Dec 31, 2012
    80
    The Haunted Man is so effortlessly emotive that it seems to demand that we demand even more from it. Or at least, it would, if it weren't so easy to get lost in the many layers of these melodies and start thinking about the ghosts that Bat For Lashes is trying to chase away.
  2. Magnet
    Dec 4, 2012
    80
    At it's best, the record finds her swapping the heavy-handed concepts that've largely driven her work to date for the irrefutable impact of raw lyricism. [No. 93, p.56]
  3. 80
    Unlike previous Bat for Lashes albums, which grew gimmicky and overloaded, The Haunted Man keeps Ms. Khan and her unexpectedly succinct melodies in the foreground, urgent and unguarded.