5 Incredibly better than his first!priceade | 22/03/2013 | See all priceade's reviews (8)Following from his previous masterpiece Queen of Denmark, Grant's new album had me almost forget to drive when on the M25 last weeek. He has the most bewitching voice I have ever heard, and you will never had heard a more personal life expressed in song than this. So the paring with Sinead OC makes perfect sense. There will also be a whole new audience that will find John Grant now he has made an almost danceable toned album. On first hearing I didn't even realise I was playing Pale Green Ghosts (multichanger CD!).There are glimpses of Kraftwork or the darker Depeche Mode stuff, and it really works. Never have I heard anything that consumes me completely, this is like Valium for the mind. Driving on a motorway is probably the next best thing to lying in a dark soundproofed room for where to hear this.For someone so honest and expressive this eclipses his first album, which is also fantastic. Then the pairing of JG and Midlake worked perfectly. But, sorry to sound naff but JG has grown in everyway, and the production is incredible. And the remix CD is the cherry on the cake. This will remain on my stereo for ever.I have 6 CD's on rotation in my car at the moment- The Golden Filter, Ed Harcourt, Arab Strap, Saint Ettiene, Lana Del Ray. And each playing of Pale Green Ghosts gets better if anything. That for me is rare. ABSOLUTE GENIUS and incredible that this is his second solo album. About as good as it gets. Should attract lots of new fans, while surprising those who already know JG work. I continue to be blown away by how perfect this album is, and it is probably the best first listen of anything I have ever heard.ALBUM OF THE YEAR AND I THINK I WILL FEEL THE SAME ON LAST DAY OF DECEMBER. Haunting and startling and all the other accolades.