Phoenix - Ti Amo [2017 album]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwjMiWgCi8E

New single, new album. Prefer just hearing the new single without the silly video, which can be done [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve-wbcIfZDIhere[/url]. Otherwise interested as ever, though the single doesn't give any vibes about how the album will be tbf, it's p mediocre.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 May 2017 00:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Effed that up, ah well

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 May 2017 00:02 (four months ago) Permalink

J-Boy is very Naughty Boys-era YMO so I really like it, much better than anything on Bankrupt

ufo, Monday, 15 May 2017 00:47 (four months ago) Permalink

That's a really great single. You're definitely right about the YMO comparison.

I feel like there isn't really much hype for Phoenix anymore. I thought Bankrupt was really underrated.

kitchen person, Monday, 15 May 2017 02:14 (four months ago) Permalink

the lack of hype is probably due to Bankrupt being really disappointing after WAP, and the two four-year gaps between albums

the only tracks I really rate on Bankrupt are Trying to Be Cool and Drakkar Noir. it sounds really muddy and overlaboured, and the tracks are full of awkward twists instead of the breezy pop they were great at. I think I read that they wrote a lot of the songs on it by stitching together fragments they'd written and you can really hear the seams. J-Boy feels like a successful version of the sound they were going for on it

ufo, Monday, 15 May 2017 02:30 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1LUVMU7JQ

Title track is up!

I'll be standing by the jukebox
Champagne or Prosecco?
Playing classics by the Buzzcocks
Battiato and Lucio

https://i.imgur.com/zi7hd.gif

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 18 May 2017 19:58 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah they're done

Number None, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:05 (four months ago) Permalink

This is GREAT

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:19 (four months ago) Permalink

don't like it anywhere near as much as jboy but some of the other tracks theyre playing live (fior di latte and lovelife) sound really nice

ufo, Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm into this. The "open up your legs" part is very Sebastien Tellier. Lyrically and the way he delivers it.

kitchen person, Friday, 19 May 2017 03:29 (four months ago) Permalink

There are a lot of great things about this track, especially the groove under the verses which for some reason remind me of rave classic "Pure (Pure Energy)" by GTO.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 19 May 2017 05:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Is that the first time they've ever had any French lyrics in a song?

groovypanda, Friday, 19 May 2017 10:05 (four months ago) Permalink

This sounds pretty good! ideally, phoenix should always sound breezy and nimble imo. bankrupt was comparatively ungainly.

Josh (phantompenguin), Friday, 19 May 2017 14:40 (four months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'm really enjoying the new record. It's so glossy but not as overproduced as Bankrupt. Shame it's barely getting any attention.

kitchen person, Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:13 (three months ago) Permalink

it's definitely better than Bankrupt but a bit disappointing since it's not all as great as J-Boy. Lovelife and Fior di Latte are really good too though

ufo, Saturday, 10 June 2017 04:58 (three months ago) Permalink

agreed, it's a definite improvement on Bankrupt but feels a bit flat. Can we get one more "Funky Squaredance" for old time's sake?

skip, Saturday, 10 June 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

They've never bettered their debut have they...

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

They're one of the few bands where I really struggle to pick a favourite album. Alphabetical used to be my answer but some days it could be It's Never Been Like That.

kitchen person, Saturday, 10 June 2017 21:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I had dismissed this record after half a cursory listen - too saccharine or something. And then this afternoon I started involuntarily humming the title track. Still, an annoying buzzcocks line and "sophisticated soft rock" dig...

calstars, Monday, 12 June 2017 03:27 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Alphabetical probably edges it for me but could be any of the first four really

groovypanda, Monday, 12 June 2017 08:00 (three months ago) Permalink

This is such a pleasure to listen to (especially after the harsh sounding and lackluster 'Bankrupt'). No really memorable singles but definitely a go to for the car over the summer.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 12 June 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't put my finger on why I dislike this album so much, yet I like all their other albums. It's not hugely different in sound yet there's something in the stew that's not agreeing with me this time.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Saturday, 17 June 2017 10:44 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i listened to this album today, it is alright. man does "Goodbye Soleil" sound like Daft Punk.

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 August 2017 02:16 (one month ago) Permalink

ha, here is a fan video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsHkjn_YNBg

Bee OK, Saturday, 12 August 2017 02:17 (one month ago) Permalink

The new foster the people is a bit better than this

calstars, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:24 (one month ago) Permalink


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