Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Apr 15, 2020
    It crafts an atmosphere of quiet terror that also just happens to be a flawless sonic extraction of this very moment in history.
  2. Apr 1, 2020
    Reznor’s letter paints Ghosts V: Together as hopeful and Ghosts VI: Locusts as fearful, but the moods evoked by both are too richly layered to just dichotomize the two records along such bold lines. Together contains more than its fair share of excruciating suspense (the incessant siren-like wail of “Apart,” for example).
  3. 85
    Ghosts V: Together offers us the tranquillity that we’ve been searching for during the quiescence of being on lockdown, and the ability to truly switch off for an hour, letting ourselves be guided by their eerily calm production whilst we pretend that the world isn’t actually going up in metaphorical flames before our eyes.
  4. Apr 7, 2020
    While these haunting mood-pieces aren't exactly uplifting, they have a melancholic beauty that's comforting in this troubling times. Even if we're lonely, we're in it together.
  5. Mar 31, 2020
    Reznor and Ross revisit some of their most distinctive sonic vocabulary on the new albums. ... “Ghosts V: Together” has prettier, warmer ingredients. There are serenely elegiac piano melodies, counterpoint in plinking bell tones and choirs of sampled voices.
  6. Mar 27, 2020
    These eight tracks are big, bold, dynamic, and show a particular mastery of modular synthesis.
  7. Mar 27, 2020
    The songs are spacious with gentle buzzing, humming, and exhaling drones that slowly evolve, complementing often pretty piano music.
  8. 80
    Part 1, ‘Together’, is a collection of music more soothing than balm. Spatial beauty is the order of the day.
  9. Mar 31, 2020
    These two Ghosts volumes feel much more concrete and ambitious than the original quartet. Each has its own clear-cut identity, too: Volume five (Together) has a more hopeful sound. ... Maybe it’s because the tone better matches the animating spirit of the project, or maybe it’s simply because the pair have better ideas in a major key at the moment, but Ghosts V: Together is solidly the stronger of the two.
  10. Mar 27, 2020
    Ghosts V: Together features a calmer, at times relaxed sound, yet you can feel tension slowly mounting around you. Reznor and Ross never allow you to completely let your guard down. ... It is a lot to take in, Together and Locusts require patience and a certain mood, however, both are meticulously crafted and deserve their place in the catalog.
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 29, 2020
    Similar to "Ghosts IV", NIN have pushed the scope of their "Ghost" project far beyond their previous records. Textured and dense, it's aSimilar to "Ghosts IV", NIN have pushed the scope of their "Ghost" project far beyond their previous records. Textured and dense, it's a killer album(s). Full Review »
  2. Apr 3, 2020
    Worthies of my library (2/8):
    ------------ Together
    ------------ Your Touch