User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 38
  2. Negative: 4 out of 38

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  1. Mar 12, 2013
    4
    This album is nothing but a Munford & Son/Dave Matthews clone. Nothing new or original. Not really impressed with any track on the record. Phillips doesn't have that great a voice with limited range, but that doesn't stop anyone in the industry today with the likes of the invention of autotune.
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    4
    My sister asked me to download this album for her. I took a listen, but for me, after two or three decent songs, the rest become a bunch of Phillips' irritating vocals going on and on about nothing. The melodies become bland after awhile also and gel into one big bore.
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    5
    decent album, but you have to keep reminding yourself that its not actually dave matthews singing. it becomes so distracting that its hard to judge the record on its own.
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 3, 2012
    50
    If you don't listen closely, it goes down easy, but listening with just a slightly critical ear reveals those similarities [to Dave Matthews] as near farcical.
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    50
    The World from the Side of the Moon is ultimately a polite, conservative album that balances Phillips's genuine affection for roots music with the commercial bent that comes with being part of the American Idol franchise.
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Phillips may be an artist of just a few ideas, but he believes in them. And he's not afraid to use them over and over.