Fuego

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  • Summary: The 12th studio release for the jam band was was produced by Bob Ezrin.
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  • Record Label: Jemp Records
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Jam Bands
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Top Track

The Line
Dry mouth push it out I can hear My heart pound, a hero's what I'm not Voices scream, flashes flare frozen As the people stare, my crucifixion ... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 30, 2014
    80
    With sharp production and some of the better compositions Phish have managed in ages, Fuego ranks among their best studio albums, capturing strands of the frenetic, cartoonish, darkly cautionary, and open-hearted expressions that make their concerts such moving experiences, but which often get lost when the tape starts rolling.
  2. 80
    Like the rest of this disciplined but frisky album, the jam doesn’t ramble; guitar solos are pointed, and each section heads for a clear crest.
  3. Jun 30, 2014
    70
    Phish do all this on their 12th studio LP--struggling to transform the onstage magic into bits and bytes, and mostly nailing it.
  4. 67
    Fuego is new and fresh, in both content and intent, changing things up, sinking a few birdies, and settling for a bogey or two.
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    60
    It’s a very solid record that features generally tight, compact performances of good material.
  6. Jun 30, 2014
    40
    “The Line,” “Winter Queen,” and “Wingsuit” share in the rest of the album’s sterile, self-parodying style of production, but set themselves apart with their uncommon catchiness relative to the rest of Phish’s studio discography.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 17, 2014
    9
    Tremendous album. Clean and crisp. If you're not familiar with Phish, give this album a listen. I must admit I was only familiar with theirTremendous album. Clean and crisp. If you're not familiar with Phish, give this album a listen. I must admit I was only familiar with their live work and listened only now and then. My favorite album of the summer! Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    7
    Phish was my first band. I grew up with them and they are essentially the band that got me into music. And despite a bit of track disparityPhish was my first band. I grew up with them and they are essentially the band that got me into music. And despite a bit of track disparity present on this record, I am happy to report they have recovered from a sag in album quality that has lingered since their breakup in the early 2000's. These songs are energetic and fun, probably even more so in their famed live setting. Not the best record for studio Phish (that would either be A Picture of Nectar or Farmhouse), but an entertaining listen all the same. Expand