Push Any Button

Sam Phillips - Push Any Button
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Based on 5 reviews
2013 Ratings: #162 / 955
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August 13, 2013 / Release Date
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Littlebox Recordings / Label
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These 10 short, sweet pop songs, if not for their modern production, could easily be mistaken for vintage ‘60s sides recorded by the other Sam Phillips, former head of Sun Studios.


A perfectly crafted album that overflows with melodic hooks, musical grace, lyrical insight, and emotional depth. Call it another tiny classic of adult pop music in a career full of them.


Push Any Button, although fleeting in length, is a testament to an artist who is so capable of keeping you guessing every step along the fascinating way.

American Songwriter
Unlike other singer/songwriters, she consistently pushes her and her audience’s boundaries with music that’s as catchy as it is intriguing and idiosyncratic.
A.V. Club

Where Phillips falters, though, is in the album’s track order. Each of those stellar songs is followed by a subpar number that nearly negates the beauty of the song before it.

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Track List

  1. Pretty Time Bomb
  2. All Over Me
  3. When I'm Alone
  4. See You in Dreams
  5. Going
  6. Things I Shouldn't Have Told You
  7. Speaking of Pictures
  8. You Know I Won't
  9. No Time Like Now
  10. Can't See Straight
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Added on: August 13, 2013