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  • Audio CD (18 Jun. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000OHZKFO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stay The Night
2. Musical Chairs
3. The World Is Outside
4. Ghosts
5. Mind Games
6. Something Hilarious
7. Stop
8. Over - Analysis
9. Further and Further Away
10. Wrapped Up In Little Stars
11. Temporary

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Ghosts release their debut album `The World Is Outside`
through Atlantic Records.

Over the last few months Ghosts have been creating quite a stir. Their
debut release Musical Chairs picked up some rave reviews including The
Guardian Guide's pick of the week. They were in the Top 10 of the BBC's
Sound Of 2007 poll and have been a regular fixture on the airwaves.

Ghosts first met at school and have been together, in one guise or another,
ever since. It is little wonder, then, that the music sounds so
self-assured, and so very accomplished - ecstatic melodies, sugar-spun
choruses and a precise understanding of pop music and all its infinite
nuances.

BBC Review

You've got to give credit to bands who set out to make a feel-good album. The rock/indie market seems to dictate that reflective misery is a pre-requisite if you have a guitar, and while that's all well and good, bands that choose to communicate sunshine in their music rather than sober, shoe-gazing grief are often frowned upon. Hell, anyone remember the Toploader bloodbath?

Therefore, recognition must go to Ghosts, a band who are taking the aforementioned risk with debut album The World Is Outside. And while Ghosts aren't necessarily producing shiny happy plasti-pop with round-the-clock smiles (and certainly aren't Toploader), the singles unleashed so far already underline their novel avoidance of minor keys and misery - a sentiment sustained through the rest of their material.

One of The World Is Outside's key pleasures comes via its numerous nods to music past and outside-the-box pseudo-samples. Whether it's channelling the golden era of Britpop in the Bluetones-esque bliss of ''Stay The Night'', the big-haired synth riff of the title track, or ''Stop'''s breakneck bass thump, they each convey their own persona, all the while being swathed in a crisp, modern vibe.

Perhaps, in doing so, they're not forging any new genres or restructuring the proverbial drawing board, but there's nevertheless a freshness in The World Is Outside that gives it a charm all of its own.

And yet, the Ghosts are certainly capable of more than just the one trick. Slower, calmer numbers are a scarcity, but the few appearances are hugely successful, in particular the smooth ''Something Hilarious'', and the comparatively subdued closing track, ''Temporary'', which functions as an effective wind-down from its exhilarating forerunners.

Quite plainly, it's the uncomplicated great music that makes The World Is Outside such a gratifying listen: A selection of towering, triumphant anthems with instantaneous melodies and unapologetic pop sensibilities. And the fact that this is achieved with no less musicianship or dexterity than their more morose contemporaries means it's exactly the type of thing that'll have pigeonhole purists seething. All the more reason to love it. --Al Fox

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By T. Scott on 8 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
After so many recent 'big-name' bands with albums built around a couple of singles Ghosts album is refreshing, laid-back pop. Put it on, sit down and listen - or just play it in the background. An excellent, unpretentious, underated album and a band with much more potential to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Michaelson on 17 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
You've got to give credit to bands who set out to make a feel-good album. This album will never fail you. The very best feel good album in the last twenty years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sid on 30 Aug. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on the strength of their highlight performance at V, and it is really very good, especially from the songwriting point of view. There are very few bands who can pull off the feat of crafting accessible songs which also have enough complexity to make them interesting, but Ghosts make it look easy. It's not just the singles either; there's hardly any weakness in here. My only criticism is that the band's live sound seems toned-down in the recording, with the keyboards rather than the guitar to the fore, and it very occasionally descends a little too far into 80's Kajagoogoo synth-pop for my liking. Still thoroughly recommended though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lost in the far east on 23 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Recommended to me by my much younger and cooler little sister, this album was a breath of fresh air in a genre that has become very monotonous. I would recommend this to anyone who I need of some much needed easy listening GOOD music...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S Bailey on 18 July 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This time last week I had never heard of Ghosts. It was only until I went to The Feeling concert in Thetford Forest that I found out...and boy I wasn't disappointed!
Apart from not knowing any of the words to their songs, they were great, upbeat and very easy listening (They did great attempts to get the crowd singing along to words a handful of people knew). Fair play to the guys they seriously look like a great band for the future.
Came home, rushed out to buy their album. Again I wasn't disappointed. It is hard to put a band that is exactly like them as the lead singer really does have a unique voice. I would say bands such as Keane and The Feeling are close representative of the music Ghosts produce.
If you love easy to listen to music, with catchy and thoughtful lyrics, you cannot go wrong with Ghosts.

'So come on everybody gotta help me unwind
Get rid of those Ghosts in my mind, in my mind'

No thanks lads, you are great live and in the studio album and I look forward to going to one of your own gigs in the near future!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rainbow nation on 25 Sept. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this CD a couple of weeks ago and was not sure at first if it would grow on me, it has - enormously!
When I play it, I hear something different each time...it reminds me slightly of Doves in some tracks and The Feeling in some others, but that isn't fair to compare them in anything other than type of sound, as they are obviously hugely talented and if this is an introduction to them I'm already looking forward to their next CD! beautiful and sublime....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Foster on 27 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album after following one of Amazon's links - people who bought this album also bought this. Soooooo glad that I did. I have even got my two teenage sons hooked on it. It is the only album that I play in the car that they don't moan about. Very catchy, but plenty of depth in their melodies. I love 'Musical Chairs', as well as most other tracks. Uplifting and classy!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. L. Williams on 29 Jun. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Ghosts arrived on the music scene with the stunning single 'Stay The Night' and followed this by releasing 'Musical Chairs' and 'The World Is Outside' which were both just as good.

There was much anticpation within me for this album as the previous singles had shown that Ghosts were a hugely talented band. However, on my tenth listen to their debut album i can't help but feel that the album could have been a lot better.

There is no doubt that there are some great songs on this album but it needed more. Songs such as 'Ghosts', 'Mind Games', 'Stop' and 'Over-Analysis' as well as the released singles are simply brilliant pop songs that i am sure will make the band famous with fans of Keane and The Feeling.

These songs are what gave this album 4 stars, sadly the way in which this album ends is so poor that it should really be given 3 stars.

Buy this album if you want a bit of feel good music that will make summer a better place. If you want a much more in-depth and emotional album, try Editors new album. Stunning!
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