To those uninitiated, Phish are an eclectic brand of folky-jazzy-pop-rock, very Amercian in their feel, but universal in their interest. Billy Breathes was my introduction to the band, and now reminds me of so many happy memories, of dreamy sunny days in New England weather. The album is inventive and kooky, but also extremely catchy, and shows what Phish are capable when they put their minds to it. The album verges from the rocky individuality of 'Free', to the gentle reflectiveness in 'Waste' and many shades in between. In every song Phish retain a sense of purpose and movement, and you feel when you reach the end of the album that you have travelled a very long way. It's cheerful and fun, relaxed and unique, and is the perfect acompaniment for a summer's day. I hope you come back for more, beacase this album has brought me back over and over, and I continue to enjoy it as much as I have since I first listened 6 years ago.