Ghostory (album)

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Ghostory
Studio album by School of Seven Bells
Released February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
Genre Indie rock, indietronica, dream pop, shoegaze
Length 45:19
Label Vagrant, Ghostly International
Producer Benjamin Curtis
School of Seven Bells chronology
Disconnect from Desire
(2010)
Ghostory
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music positive[3]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
The Independent 3/5 stars[6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[7]
NME 4/10[8]
The Observer 4/5 stars[9]
Paste Magazine (6.8/10)[10]
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10[11]
PopMatters 4/10[12]

Ghostory is the third studio album by School of Seven Bells, released on February 28, 2012 by Vagrant Records and Ghostly International.[13] It is also their first album to be released without founding member Claudia Deheza, who left the band in October 2010. The track listing details were revealed when the album was made available for streaming through several websites on February 20, 2012.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis

No. Title Length
1. "The Night"   3:48
2. "Love Play"   4:11
3. "Lafaye"   4:14
4. "Low Times"   6:32
5. "Reappear"   4:09
6. "Show Me Love"   4:44
7. "Scavenger"   4:26
8. "White Wind"   4:41
9. "When You Sing"   8:34

Personnel[edit]

  • Alejandra Deheza – vocals
  • Benjamin Curtis – guitar, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Divya Anantharaman – headdress
  • Steve Choo – assistant engineer
  • Christopher Colley – drums (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7–9)
  • Bryan Abdul Collins – art direction, design
  • Brandon Curtis – additional producer, mixing
  • Stella Rey – styling
  • Geoff Sanoff – drum engineer
  • Danny Scales – cover photo

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[16] 69
UK Indie Albums Chart[17] 10
US Rock Albums[18] 47
US Dance/Electronic Albums[18] 9
US Heatseekers Albums[18] 8
US Independent Albums[18] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghostory – School of Seven Bells". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Ghostory – School of Seven Bells". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hocknell, Tom (February 20, 2012). "Review of School of Seven Bells – Ghostory". BBC Music. BBC Online. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Adams, Sean (February 22, 2012). "School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (February 23, 2012). "School of Seven Bells: Ghostory – review". The Guardian. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Montgomery, Hugh (February 26, 2012). "Album: School of Seven Bells, Ghostory (Full Time Hobby)". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ Hogwood, Ben. "School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory". musicOMH. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Beaumont, Mark (February 24, 2012). "School Of Seven Bells – 'Ghostory'". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ Hoby, Hermione (February 26, 2012). "School of Seven Bells: Ghostory – review". The Observer. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "School of Seven Bells: Ghostory". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  11. ^ Cohen, Ian (March 1, 2012). "School of Seven Bells: Ghostory". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ Maine, David (February 27, 2012). "School of Seven Bells: Ghostory". PopMatters. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "School of Seven Bells present Ghostory". Ghostly International. November 14, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stream School Of Seven Bells Ghostory". Stereogum. February 20, 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ghostory by School of Seven Bells". iTunes Store US. Apple Inc. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Official UK Albums Top 100". Official Charts Company. March 10, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ "2012 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Ghostory – School of Seven Bells". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 8, 2012.