This review is written on the basis of my own personal musical tastes and is just my opinion - so my apologies to anyone who disagrees with me! But here goes anyway: I still clearly remember the day a mate of mine loaned me his 12" single version of Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus - I took it home that lunchtime and played it on our very limited stereo - and was immediately hooked - it was brilliant. I instantly became a Bauhaus junkie and loved everything (well almost everything) that they produced before their (to me - tragic) split in 1983. Their split was made worse by the quality of their work afterwards - which to me was pretty much - well, rubbish really, apart from some of Peter Murphy's work. To hear Love and Rockets after Bauhaus was, to me, like hearing Motorhead changing into S Club Seven. As a result, I have been severely disappointed ever since. A glimmer of hope created by the 2008 album "Go Away White" was soon extinguished by the group splitting again, which was unfortunate but probably predictable. However, Pete Murphy has now firmly hammered the nail into the Bauhaus coffin and exorcised the Bauhaus ghost with this album "Ninth". It is simply, to my mind, the best album produced by any member of Bauhaus since they first split - and I would even say it is better than "Go Away White". The fact that Mr Murphy has recently been touring using his material as well as that from his Bauhaus days means that, for me, the transition is complete - the shadow is cast - and its Peter Murphy's shadow that remains as the last vestge of all that Bauhaus was really about. Anything else is a phantasm. So please Pete - more of this - more new reflections of the old Bauhaus image - more heavy, hard hitting, gut wrenching, guitar screeching excellence - and at least one more UK tour before you hang upside down to rest............Brilliant stuff.