My review of the new Ghost Wave ran yesterday at Blurt. It's the first album in ages on the much beloved Flying Nun label...reason enough in itself to check this thing out.
By JENNIFER KELLY
Ghost Wave, out of New Zealand, balances jangle pop with pulsing unease, bright dual guitars with a penumbra of rhythmic murk. Ages, the first full-band LP for this bedroom-project-that-grew, is noticeably darker than early single “Sunsetter,” grounded in a subterranean buzz that is more Jesus & Mary Chain than the Clean.
it's not top-ten, but I totally enjoyed listening...check it out: