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 (one month ago) Permalink
Effed that up, ah well
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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
Title track is up!
I'll be standing by the jukeboxChampagne or Prosecco?Playing classics by the BuzzcocksBattiato and Lucio
― Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 18 May 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink
yeah they're done
― Number None, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink
This is GREAT
― Spencer Chow, Thursday, 18 May 2017 23:19 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
Is that the first time they've ever had any French lyrics in a song?
― groovypanda, Friday, 19 May 2017 10:05 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink
They've never bettered their debut have they...
― X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:27 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink