Album Review: Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost! (DFA)

NYC duo serving a fresh dose of addictive synth pop on their debut record

The debut album by NYC duo Holy Ghost is probably the closest James Murphy’s DFA label has come to releasing unfettered pop music. You could see them as performing a kind of surrogate role: LCD Soundsystem are (were?) a shade too archly detached to seriously explore the Pet Shop Boys pulse, as Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser do here on songs like ‘Jam With Jerry’.

Synth-heavy disco and boogie, sleek Italo and plenty of New Order course equally through their veins; the duo spin a heavily thumbed vinyl library into something largely fresh, and even coax ’70s smoove-rocker Michael McDonald into guesting at the end.

Noel Gardner


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7 / 10

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