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They've done it again....,
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I like Phoenix Foundation. I liked their Pegasus album and I liked their Buffalo album. And I love Fandango. They deserve even wider recognition and credit for this album.
It's hard to describe where this album sits in the Phoenix Foundation portfolio. It's far more poppy and accessible in many ways than their previous efforts but there's enough tangents and curveballs thrown in to make it varied and interesting. Comparisons have been made with Pink Floyd but I have no idea why as I don't see (hear) those! If I had to make a comparison I'd say it sounds VERY China Crisis from the 80s. And that's a compliment.
Does it need to be a double album? I don't think so. It's not that there's any filler on either disc but I will admit the final track on disc 2 (Friendly Society) is 17 minutes of pure indulgence to the band. However, across both discs are simply great pop songs with staying power and not like some pop songs have a short shelf-life.
Overall it's a comfortable 5 stars and a big thank you to guys from New Zealand for making one of the best albums, so far, of 2013. I hope they get more success. They deserve it and you deserve this album in your collection.
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Initial post: 1 Aug 2013 02:24:32 BDT
Uncle E says:
China Crisis, eh? Never would have thought that but, listening again, I have to say you are right on the money! One of the best of 2013 to be sure.
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