|So sentimental Not sentimental no! Romantic not discusing it Darling I'm down and lonely When with the fortunate only I've been looking for something...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Q MagazineIt may be oversimplifying to invoke the spirit of Radiohead, but this could be Phoenix's "Ok Computer" and "Kid A" rolled into one. [Jun 2009, p.130]
MojoThere was potential for so much more. [Jun 2009, p.98]
Jun 27, 2011Beautifully 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".… Expand
SimonSJun 28, 2009So catchy and so uplifting. I think I've literally listened to the entire album, from start to finish, 20 times. Favorite song= Big Sun.
GeorgieP.Dec 11, 2009Inspiring ! Creative ! In a category of its own ! Phoenix has created a unique sound that's just so pleasing to the ear that words just Inspiring ! Creative ! In a category of its own ! Phoenix has created a unique sound that's just so pleasing to the ear that words just don't do it justice. You need to listen to the quality of this band to truly understand. Wolfgang Amadeus is what I've been waiting for since i got sucked into "United". Don't miss out on this band, they've got some talent.… Expand
BeeManMay 27, 2009I've listened to this album at least a dozen times since it leaked a while back. It's very catchy throughout, although the first I've listened to this album at least a dozen times since it leaked a while back. It's very catchy throughout, although the first half of the album is much stronger than the second. Still one of my favorites from this year so far.… Expand
ReclaimerJul 2, 2009Energetic, fun and one that does not wear thin quickly. This is one you can enjoy for quite a while.
PDXVIASTLJun 23, 2009To be honest I had never heard of Phoenix before my friend told me to check this album out. I put it on not knowing what to expect. At first To be honest I had never heard of Phoenix before my friend told me to check this album out. I put it on not knowing what to expect. At first I didn't want to like it after a little while (and a couple listens) I couldn't stop humming the songs and dancing. With this album Phoenix takes jangley pop, dance beats and sonic tones and combines them in such a way that it is almost insulting to mention them in the same sentence as The Strokes, who I think are very one demensional. As I said, I haven't listened to any other albums of theres so I don't know much about where they're coming from, but I do know I like where they are now and I'm interested in where they're going. This is a fun album that I really enjoy!… Expand
JakeWFeb 2, 2010Am 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?
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
|Motomami - Rosalía|
|Ants From Up There - Black Country, New Road|
|Feeding the Machine - Binker & Moses|
|Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers - Kendrick Lamar|
|Dawn FM - The Weeknd|
|Forever on My Mind - Son House|
|Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You - Big Thief|
|Henki - Richard Dawson|
|This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby|
|Forfolks - Jeff Parker|
|For You Who Are the Wronged - Kathryn Joseph|
|Live at the El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones|
|Summer at Land's End - The Reds, Pinks & Purples|
|Electricity - Ibibio Sound Machine|
|Wet Leg - Wet Leg|
|LIFE ON EARTH - Hurray for the Riff Raff|
|It's Almost Dry - Pusha T|
|Un Verano Sin Ti - Bad Bunny|
|A Light for Attracting Attention - The Smile|
|Diaspora Problems - Soul Glo|