Phoenix: Entertainment

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Posted April 18, 2013 by in Rock

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3.5/ 5

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Genre: Rock
 
Producer: Phoenix
 
Label: Loyauté, Glassnote
 
Format: Digital download
 
Release Date: 18 February 2013
 

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New Wave arena rock dynamic summons a pleasurable adventure
 

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Might take a while for those still riding high on "1901" or "Lasso" to get properly adjusted
 

Hyper synthy New Wave opera highlight the best of Phoenix album single

by J Matthew Cobb
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Hyper synthy New Wave opera highlights the best of Phoenix album single

The first single to highlight Phoenix’s 2013 disc Bankrupt! sounds like it had been inspired from the Coldplay handbook. And it’s probably so. It has that arena rock advantage to it, something that’s not exactly fertile inside the band’s synthy indie catalog. The almost endless Korean choral “oh-oh-oh” chants on the closing vamp – something of the Kanye “Dark Fantasy” kind – feels awkwardly angelic on record, but works grandiosely in a very crowded place. It’s probably the most befitting way to close the pompous track, especially after being serenaded by ‘80’s New Wave-ish synths, pounding drums and Thomas Mars’s suburban vocals. Not exactly radio-friendly as “1901” or “Lasso,” but it’s a damn good change of pace.

 

 

 

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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