Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2009 Ratings: #34 / 833
Year End Rank: #3
User Score
Based on 364 ratings
2009 Ratings: #16
May 26, 2009 / Release Date
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Glass Note / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Laced throughout all of it are generous, wide-eyed melodies of a kind that makes for swooning sighs and curious feelings of instant nostalgia.

80
AllMusic

Phoenix make adjustments on the polarizing characteristics of their second and third albums ... with some of the most direct and enjoyable songs they've made to date.

FearFlour
90
I WAS RECENTLY TAKING A TOUR OF ALL THE STUFF I USED TO LISTEN TO FROM 2011-2014 AND THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY ALBUM THAT I STILL LIKE JUST AS MUCH.

AMERICAN IDIOT - EEEHHHHHH
DOOKIE - ACTUALLY STILL KICKS ASS BUT IT'S NOT QUITE LITERALLY JESUS
A FEVER YOU CAN'T SWEAT OUT - SHIT
SAVE ROCK AND ROLL - SHIT
ENCORE AND RECOVERY - FUCK OFF
THIS ALBUM - STILL FUCKING RIPS
Greatr
92
Phoenix has long been regarded as one of the finest indie pop/rock groups on the market, and while many of their works have been well known before this, nothing they’ve done before this has quite lived up to just how fantastic this album is. Thomas Mars’s silky smooth voice glides over the electronic beats laid down before him on songs like Lisztomania and 1901, two of their most recognizable songs whether you knew it had come from them or not. I can recall discovering this album ... read more
cshults
100
I freakin love this album.
chlorine
94
lisztomania ★★★★½
1901 ★★★★½
fences ★★★★
love like a sunset part I ★★★★★
love like a sunset part II ★★★★★
lasso ★★★★★
rome ★★★★★
big sun ★★★★½
girlfriend ★★★★★
armistice ★★★★½
95
Incomparable, brilliant pop music.

Not only does this record contain two of the most brilliant and infectious songs of the last twenty years in it's first two tracks, the record does not slow down, churning out hit, after hit, after hit. In between the hits comes a brilliant middle, with the two-part Love Like a Sunset delivering a stunning build and release, leading right into Lasso. And the rest is history.

This record will sit in the pantheons of pop for years to come.
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Track List

  1. Lisztomania
  2. 1901
  3. Fences
  4. Love Like a Sunset Part I
  5. Love Like a Sunset Part II
  6. Lasso
  7. Rome
  8. Big Sun
  9. Girlfriend
  10. Armistice

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