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Old 02-15-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Phantogram - Voices

Last thread made it to 7 replies, so that shouldn't be hard to top. Album is up on NPR and is a slightly heavier, more danceable version of the moody debut:

First Listen: Phantogram, 'Voices' : NPR

And while I do really like the album as a whole, it's this track that I can't stop playing:

Phantogram - Fall In Love - YouTube

One of my favorite songs of the year so far.
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I'm looking forward to this one.
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fucking love it. Got to see them live and on the barrier at Firefly Festival! they are awesome live!

and Sarah is hot and can sing, rock out!
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Last thread made it to 7 replies, so that shouldn't be hard to top. Album is up on NPR and is a slightly heavier, more danceable version of the moody debut:

First Listen: Phantogram, 'Voices' : NPR

And while I do really like the album as a whole, it's this track that I can't stop playing:

Phantogram - Fall In Love - YouTube

One of my favorite songs of the year so far.

it's great live.. love this one too.
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Seeing them for the first time (finally!) Friday
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Looking forward to their Aussie tour later this month. "Nothing But Trouble", "Black Out Days", and "Howling at the Moon" are great songs.

Why they let the guy sing sometimes baffles me though.
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This is still one of my favorite albums of the year and I can't wait to see them live. I've been pushing this band since their debut dropped but for whatever reason keep missing them.
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Yeah I remember you persuading me to check out Eyelid Movies not long after it came out. Honestly not all that much stuck with me outside of "Mouthful of Diamonds", which is a killer song and enough to keep me interested for the next album. Worth it, because Voices really is a massive step ahead.
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Why they let the guy sing sometimes baffles me though.

Agreed. Same with Chvrches
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The guy is my favorite part of Phantogram.
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Agreed. Same with Chvrches
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Chvrches live earlier this year and "Under the Tide" was actually rather good - especially since it was almost tone deaf the first time I saw them perform it in 2013. I kind of appreciate their logic in that they don't want to be seen as another "cute chick + anonymous producer(s)" outfit, especially as both of the men of Chvrches are long established musicians, but if you're going to let the guys to sing, make sure they can hold their own compared to your main awesome vocalist. (I reckon they really add something on "Now Is Not the Time" and similar tracks where they do backing vocals, but shouldn't do lead.)

As for Phantogram, the guy's not that bad, but he lacks the charisma or the vocal talent of the woman. Every time he sings, I just think "this song would be better if he wasn't singing it".
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The guy is my favorite part of Phantogram.


Turn It Off is fucking great though.
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I don't mind her, but if she sang something like "Never Going Home" the song wouldn't have nearly the emotional impact it does with him on it.
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After the awesomeness of the first three tracks, I usually just skip "Never Going Home" and go straight to "Howling at the Moon".

I just listened to the album and realised I'd forgotten how good "My Only Friend" is as a closer.
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And "Never Going Home" is one of my favorite songs of the year, I mean, "different strokes" and all.
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