The Guest - Phantom Planet
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  • Summary: Los Angeles-based Phantom Planet is best known for counting among its members "Rushmore" star Jason Schwartzman and "Donnie Darko" star Alex Greenwald. 'The Guest,' their second album, was produced by Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake.
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  1. A gem, with sunny three-part harmonies and songs that sound familiar in the best way.
  2. Sing-along melodies and breezy hooks are strewn throughout.
  3. It’s hard to think of too many contemporary bands that are making such unapologetically sunny, pop-tinged rock and roll.
  4. 12 tracks of fun, lighthearted rock tunes that are each instantly hummable.
  5. Their pure pop rock is both uncomplicated and uninhibited. [June 2002, p.120]
  6. 60
    The Guest, for all its flaws, is wise beyond the years of the musicians who made it.
  7. The Guest is merely OK, a power-pop record whose songs seem catchy while they're playing but don't make a lasting impression.

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  1. beckyp
    Feb 11, 2004
    10
    This is so great! I love all the songs and the singing is so sexy!! Go P2!!
  2. KateC
    Dec 31, 2003
    10
    Awesome!!
  3. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    9
    A perfect blend of summery pop with melodic melodies.
  4. Aug 6, 2011
    9
    Great album which combines perfectly straight guitar pop or garage rock songs with more melodic and complex rock pieces. If you like the pianoGreat album which combines perfectly straight guitar pop or garage rock songs with more melodic and complex rock pieces. If you like the piano song "California" you will probably like this album. Expand
  5. JeremyG
    Jan 11, 2004
    7
    Occasionally, it gets so sugary good that one gets a toothache. Phantom Planet lay that pop goodness on thick. But when it works, you'll Occasionally, it gets so sugary good that one gets a toothache. Phantom Planet lay that pop goodness on thick. But when it works, you'll want to be screaming every word along in pop ecstasy. Expand
  6. Jack
    May 18, 2004
    7
    Very good. California obviously getting alot of playing since The O.C.

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