The Guest

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2002
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Diane
    May 19, 2002
    8
    This album is full of sunny, catchy songs that'll be stuck in your head from time to time. It's easily perceivable that Phantom Planet will make it.
  2. 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 want to be screaming every word along in pop ecstasy.
  3. MeganM
    Apr 10, 2002
    10
    Amazing. One of my favorite CDs by far. I love the catchy yet thoughtful songs. Much better than their 1st CD. These kids will go far.
  4. KateC
    Dec 31, 2003
    10
    Awesome!!
  5. daven
    Sep 22, 2006
    9
    A perfect blend of summery pop with melodic melodies.
  6. beckyp
    Feb 11, 2004
    10
    This is so great! I love all the songs and the singing is so sexy!! Go P2!!
  7. Jack
    May 18, 2004
    7
    Very good. California obviously getting alot of playing since The O.C.
  8. 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 piano song "California" you will probably like this album.
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sing-along melodies and breezy hooks are strewn throughout.
  2. It’s hard to think of too many contemporary bands that are making such unapologetically sunny, pop-tinged rock and roll.
  3. A gem, with sunny three-part harmonies and songs that sound familiar in the best way.