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Phoenix: It's Never Been Like ThatIt's Never Been Like That (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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Maybe I’ve just been watching too much Yacht Rock lately, but when listening to Phoenix’s It’s Never Been Like That I couldn’t help but think of the word smooth. Of course this isn’t smooth in the Doobie Brothers or Steely Dan sense, but smooth in a hip studio savvy way. Each track is like a Sunday drive with no bumps in the road. You can just set that shit on cruise control and enjoy the scenery, because Phoenix aren’t going to be producing any potholes or animal carcasses. Instead, each song is compact and precise in its delivery. The momentum never wavers as each instrument rings out ultra clear and unobtrusive.
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