Undermind - Phish
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  • Summary: The Vermont jam band has announced that 'Undermind,' their 11th studio effort, will be their last. Tchad Blake produced.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. As studio swan songs go, this sounds pretty darn good.
  2. Giddily adventurous. [8-22 Jul 2004, p.128]
  3. A workmanlike effort that won’t do anything to harm the Phish legacy, but isn’t notable enough to make me wish that the band wasn’t packing it in.
  4. For most of the album, Phish sound tighter and more alive than they normally do off stage.... [but] the band can't avoid the cloying tendencies that have always hampered their studio work. [18 Jun 2004, p.84]
  5. 60
    The ballads are clunky and ponderous. The groove stuff, though... exists in that blissy stratosphere the Dead visited so often. [Aug 2004, p.138]
  6. It's the fragmented experiments that keep Undermind from being a straightforward batch of songs, and they ultimately provide a much-needed balance.
  7. Hardly anything here makes an impression after repeated listens. What's worse, even fewer tracks possess the spark or invention for which Phish is revered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8