The Phoenix Album

  • Record Label: Birdman
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2002
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. It is more than the sum of its many parts, as the Warlocks whip up a '60s of the imagination, making you hear the sounds anew while resurrecting the old before your very eyes.
  2. Like Spiritualized re-scored and re-scripted by Timothy Leary, something inescapably dark, dread ridden and mesmeric lurks within these tracks.
  3. Uncut
    80
    Occup[ies] the same sonic territory as The Dandy Warhols' underrated Come Down. [Aug 2003, p.108]
  4. The Wire
    70
    It's on tracks like the ethereal, 15 minute "Oh Shadie" where the group's acid washed sound really takes off. [#232, p.74]
  5. A solid 64 minutes of cavernous drumming, propulsive, grating guitars and cotton-mouthed moans.
  6. Phoenix is a loose concept album about overindulging in chemicals, love and guitars, and it mainlines feedback.
  7. While these are accomplished musicians distilling their favorite musical influences, they fail to transcend those influences.
  8. Is it alchemy or robbery? Inspired or insipid? Who knows.
  9. Q Magazine
    40
    They make a noise disquietingly similar to The Dandy Warhols, only without the wit or the tunes. [Apr 2003, p.114]
  10. Tired riffing, uninspired lyrics, and god-awful wankery.
User Score
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  1. SteveSpaceman
    Nov 10, 2004
    10
    The Warlocks ROCK live.