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3.15 | 48 ratings

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3 stars While not terribly prog, this album is fun to listen to, as it appears it was fun to record. The songs transmit a feeling of excitement from the band. It may be bacause this was the time that Phish was becoming a huge concert draw, but before Jerry Garcia's death, which seemed to cause this group to become a de-facto Dead for aimless Deadheads.

This was the last Phish album I enjoyed. I purchased "Billy Breathes" when it came out, but was so disappointed by it that I haven't shelled out the cash for any subsequent albums from them.

The music, as is usual for Phish, is an eclectic mix of rock, folk, country, and whatever they feel like playing. Standout tracks are the gospel/rock Julius, the hard rocking Axilla (Part II), and the extended jam Demand. The only low points are the too-tame Scent Of A Mule and Dog Faced Boy.

Not a bad album, bet they lose a point for me on this site for lack of prog.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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