10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lean, ebullient, and sparky, the debut from French quartet Phoenix stylishly transported the cool of New York’s early-Noughties rock revival to Paris. Yes, there are intriguing sonic detours—distorted electro medley “Funky Squaredance”, say—but United’s peaks cleave to a formula of garage-forged urgency. “Party Time” brings thrashy riffs to the soiree and “Too Young” (propelled by frontman Thomas Mars’ tumbling English lyrics) still deserves its spot at the indie anthem top table.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Lean, ebullient, and sparky, the debut from French quartet Phoenix stylishly transported the cool of New York’s early-Noughties rock revival to Paris. Yes, there are intriguing sonic detours—distorted electro medley “Funky Squaredance”, say—but United’s peaks cleave to a formula of garage-forged urgency. “Party Time” brings thrashy riffs to the soiree and “Too Young” (propelled by frontman Thomas Mars’ tumbling English lyrics) still deserves its spot at the indie anthem top table.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Tricadecafobia ,

Amazing.

More people need to listen to Phoenix. Truly amazing. One of the best albums I've heard.

AlternaKev ,

Bill Murray Loves

Too young!

Lukesherlock ,

Original Music

Phoenix is so original in all of the music they've created and this album does a good job of showing that. It is an extremely diverse album and contains elements of numerous genres of music and somehow makes it all flow pretty well. Really fun stuff to listen to.

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