Day 257: Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!

12 Nov

Do It Again

Anyone who says that they don’t have guilty pleasure music is lying through their teeth.  As great of a person as I’m sure you are, there’s no way that there is nothing in your eclectic and electric library of music that you don’t feel a tad embarrassed about.  I write all of this because the type of people that claim to have no guilty pleasure music are also the type that listen to Holy Ghost!  And Holy Ghost! is guilty pleasure music defined.

Now, I’m not saying that Holy Ghost!’s self titled LP should not be listened to or enjoyed—it’s far to catchy to be altogether ignored.  But I am saying that it is perfectly reasonable to feel like an idiot for listening to and enjoying this music.

With an ’80s-on-steroids sound, and some of the most cringe-inducing lyrics that have ever been written, I spent a good portion of this album trying to convince myself that this music is actually awful.   About halfway through, my subconscious finally decided to admit that it might have been enjoying itself just a bit.  As bad as I feel about this, I was bobbing my head along with the solid beats and catchy synths for the duration of this record.

At just under 50 minutes in length, perhaps there’s a little more Holy Ghost! than necessary packed into a single release, but that’s just another flaw on this album’s long list of miscues. Still, I ended up overlooking all of those, throwing my standards out the window, and actually enjoying this record.  It’s weird…I’m hating, but at the same time, I’m not.

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2 Responses to “Day 257: Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!”

  1. Yuanny Dollar November 15, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    No question, a perfect guilty pleasure. Thank you for coming clean. Now check out Roxette – The Look and feel even guiltier.

  2. Yuanny Dollar November 15, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Here’ the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlVI7ZNiFlI&ob=av2e

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