U.S. vinyl LP pressing. 2011 album from the former Bauhaus frontman and Alt-Rock pioneer, his first studio album in seven years. Produced by David Baron, Ninth is a culmination of where the singer has been and where he is now, all imbued with a confidence that has been Murphy's stock in trade. While countless performers and industry types bemoan the demeaning of music in current download culture, Murphy s only concern is continuing to connect with his audience with unparalleled honesty. Ninth features moments of warm poignancy, like the lover-comforting "Never Fall Out" and the melancholy closing track, "Crème de la Crème." But it s the album s first single, "I Spit Roses," that reconciles Murphy s melodic sophistication with his resignation toward the fate of Bauhaus.