Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. This is sexier than it should be by rights.
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    It's a wide-ranging, covers-all-its-bases album and, like their last release, it's arrived just in time for summer. [Spring 2009, p.67]
  3. Everything sounds precise and almost wilfully sterile, as if the whole thing were played by someone wearing rubber gloves.
  4. That Wolfgang positions Phoenix as a slightly hipper alternative to the Killers may finally break the band to a wide international audience, but it ultimately draws attention to how quickly trends shift in contemporary rock and how difficult it can be for even the most progressive bands to sustain their relevance.
  5. Mojo
    60
    There was potential for so much more. [Jun 2009, p.98]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 164 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jun 27, 2011
    10
    Beautifully constructed, addictive, and just good, wholesome fun! This album is a blast from start to finish. Despite only having 9 songs,Beautifully constructed, addictive, and just good, wholesome fun! This album is a blast from start to finish. Despite only having 9 songs, this album delivers! With many catchy songs that I guarantee will stay in your head, this is a must-hear. The simplicity of this album is one key factor to why it is such an enjoyable album. The must-hear songs on this album if you don't intend to buy it (which you should!) are "Lisztomania", "1901", "Love Like A Sunset", "Countdown (Sick For The Big Sun)", and "Armistice". Full Review »
  2. Mar 20, 2011
    10
    I fell in love with this album the very first time I heard it. I usually have to listen to albums a few times before I actually appreciate itI fell in love with this album the very first time I heard it. I usually have to listen to albums a few times before I actually appreciate it but with this one, I instantly found a connection. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a brilliant album. Each track sounds like a single. It's produced very well and the whole album is catchy. Thomas Mars is a brilliant lyricists and a beautiful singer. His lyrics are poetry and very subtle on the ears. It's just a wonderful listen. All In All, Phoenix has created a masterpiece. A Full Review »
  3. JakeW
    Feb 2, 2010
    5
    Am I the only person who doesn't get this album? I really want to like it, everyone else seems to, but I just find it... dull?