Phoenix - 'Trying To Be Cool'

Phoenix - 'Trying To Be Cool'

On ‘Trying To Be Cool’, Thomas Mars is wooing someone with “ two dozen pink and white ranunculus ”. The band’s bright French-pop groove is every bit as irresistible as Mars’ advances, right up to the final line, “ There is no...

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Phoenix - 'Bankrupt!'

Phoenix - 'Bankrupt!'

What in Hades has happened to Phoenix? Around 25 people got excited about their first three albums, and most of those were close friends of the band or in Daft Punk. Then four years ago 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' happened, and now these French...

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Phoenix - 'Entertainment'

Phoenix - 'Entertainment'

It feels like an age since French pop royalty Phoenix's album 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' was never off the stereo, but this indie disco smash from their upcoming fifth record picks up where that album left off. Think Nancy Sinatra's smooth 'You...

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Album review: Phoenix

Album review: Phoenix

It’s often said that writing about music is like dancing about architecture. Conversely, Phoenix are what architects should dance to. Sleek minimalism. Clean lines. A propensity to wear white. Emotionally neutral but texturally rich –...

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Phoenix  : If I Ever Feel Better

Phoenix : If I Ever Feel Better

Who let the '80s out? At least one fake Frenchman, Jacques Lu Cont, has dived synth-first into that abyss of acrylic tuneage, with his new band Zoot Woman. Now some real Frenchmen, Phoenix, have conspired to raise the spirit of '84 and buff...

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London WC1 Tokyo Joes

London WC1 Tokyo Joes

Good evening and welcome to industry cocaine hell. Or heaven, depending on who you work for. An album launch 'party' is rarely the best environment to see the latest batch of hand-reared, cash-fattened bright new hopes, but consider that Phoenix...

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United

United

Mixed by Cassius ' Phillipe Zdar and featuring irredeemably funky input from Daft Punk 's Thomas Bangalter and Air , a survivor from Serge Gainsbourg 's original band and France's equivalent of Eddie 'The Axe' Van Halen , 'United'...

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