Album Reviews

Ghost - Popestar
Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:04
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Following last year’s “Meliora”, Ghost is back at it already with the new 5-song EP, “Popestar”. Although ‘new’ might be pushing it a bit. “Popestar” comes with one new song (opening track “Square Hammer”) and just like on “If You Have”, a handful of covers.


“Square Hammer” is one of the poppiest songs Papa Emeritus III and his Nameless Ghouls have written so far, complete with catchy keyboards and a chorus that begs to be sung along at their shows. Not their best song, but definitely not bad either.


After that it’s time for the covers and I have to hand it to them, just like on “If You Have” they did not go for the obvious choices. Instead they went for Echo & The Bunnymen (“Nocturnal Me”), Eurythmics (“Missionary Man”), Sweden’s Imperiet (“Bible”) and a dreamy, gentle take on Simian Mobile Disco’s “I Believe”.


Is this an absolute must-have? Nope. Is this fun? Yes.


Track listing:

  1. Square Hammer
  2. Nocturnal Me
  3. I Believe
  4. Missionary Man
  5. Bible