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  • Vinyl (12 Nov. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B0021X519E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,717 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 album from the French Electro-Rockers. Born out of restlessness and a steady hunt for inspiration, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a career-defining album filled with the band's signature melding of synthetics and organics, sharp, danceable rhythms, infectious choruses with a considerable dose of aural panache and candy-colored pop sensibilities.

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Format: Audio CD
I delighted that no one buys Phoenix records for all the wrong reasons. It enables me to have dirty little secret that is shared only by a few knowing individuals that this French band is actually the greatest pop band on the planet; there is no contest. Alright a load of old farts feeling smug because they are so clever and wise is hardly a compensation for a band who should outsell those tired old dinosaurs that cling onto the charts like limpets U2, Keane, and Muse. But that is the reality and we must learn to live with the deep humilation.

Still you don't know what you're missing. When I say pop music I mean music that people like Air, Blur, Teenage Fanclub and Death Cab for Cutie produce. Intelligent music that grows on every listen and which soundtracks your life, transporting you from the depths of despair to somewhere entirely different. Phoenix are at the apex of such groups. They write crisp, sophisticated, cool, minimalist, French, sleek songs which are so hook laden you could catch a whale with them. They have been around for 10 years and produced brilliant albums throughout including the wonderful "United". Their songs have sound tracked the some of the greatest movies ("Too young" was in Sophia Copola's staggering "Lost in Translation). They have also written songs where it is obligatory to listen to them starring into the bluest oceans in world from the most beautiful beach, on the hottest day with a glass of hugely expensive white wine in your hand and someone you deeply love sat by your side ("You can blame it on anybody" from Alphabetical and "If I ever feel better" from United). Trust me you will think world peace is possible.
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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Shoot me down in flames but I have a somewhat fixed belief that
until very recently the French (rather like Italy) have contributed
very little of lasting value to the history of popular music.

Not even Serge Gainsbourg's 'Harley Davidson' can redeem them.

'Pheonix' have done well to challenge my innate and irrational
prejudices and I am pleased to report that I am besotted with
their new album 'Wolfgang Amadeus Pheonix'.

There is some irrepressibly good energy in these 10 fine songs.

Mr Mars has an appealing voice; smooth and high and debonair.
The melodies are strong; the rhythms dance-friendly.
Messrs D'Arcy, Brancowitz and Mazzalai create a never less
than interesting framework for the vocal material; sometimes
fluid and transparent, sometimes dense and darker in tone.

Opening track 'Lisztomania' kicks off the project in fine style.
Chiming guitar, pounding percussion and a strong central vocal
performance from Mr Mars. A very fine pop song.

'1901' continues in a similar vein. A multi-layered slice
of gold-plated creativity. The chorus is an uplifting gem.

Other highlights include the delightful 'Lasso'. Coming in under
three minutes it is a model of economy. Just enough of a good idea.

'Countdown', for my money, is the strongest track in the collection.
A driving anthem, movingly realised. One to play over and over.

This fine little band have found a good formula
and made it work both for themselves and for us.

French redemption is possible after all.

Recommended.
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Wolfgang Amadeus is one of the best albums i own.
Immediately your hit by the catchy and terribly fun Listomania and 1901. Then comes Love like a sunset (part 1), this is one of my favourite songs period!

In my opinion, some of the later songs are growers and don't instantly appear as good as the opening trio, however i've come to love them just as much. I love every song on the album, Phoenix have this amazingly ablitly to convey images of heartwarming summers. This coupled with the brilliant lyrics and execution make Phoenix one of the most clever and approachable bands around today.

I recomend this album. Seriously, buy it!
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Bought this due to my love for the songs "1901" and "Lisztomania" I particularly enjoy the beats in all of the songs, very catchy and enjoyable to listen to. This was a Christmas present for my sister, she loves it and enjoys the whole album. A nice point is that I can listen to and download the music through Amazon Music even though I used the hard copy as a present!
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I'm new to Phoenix and discovered them late, but my introduction was through 'Bankrupt' which I think has better, more catchy tunes than this album. I'm persevering, as I want to get into them a bit more, so fingers crossed it'll grow.
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This is such a good album. I bought it after seeing it in a Pitchfork best of the year list. Loved it, but eventually settled on my favourites (1901, Lasso, Armistice), added them to my Spotify playlist and put the CD on the shelf.

Five years later I wanted something to listen to while washing up. Put the CD on and realised I had made a mistake. The later songs that I originally thought were weaker are actually all fantastic. Rome, Countdown, Girlfriend. They all bring something different to the album while fitting the flow perfectly. Maybe that was the problem. Another review mentioned that some of the songs seem to blend together and I think that's true.

I've been listening to the whole album every day since on the commute to work. I now welcome traffic jams.

I find it amazing that an album that is so immediate in it's appeal can still be growing on me five years later. What an achievement. Well done Phoenix.
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