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Harry Hood
4 stars This is probably Phish's most progressive album, in that it's the closest they've come to making a "concept" album. You know they're telling some kind of story here, but Tom Marshall's bizarre lyrics make it difficult to understand exactly what it is.

Musically, there are some great moments. The first track, "Ghost', features a very catchy bass line that has you immediately hooked. "Guyute" is a very well composed mostly instrumental song.

"Wading In the Velvet Sea" is a beautiful song. It's one of their softer songs, but it is a lot easier to appreciate after hearing Phish perform it as their final song at their final show. The lyrics are simple, but also very meaningful, and Page's keyboard melodies are wonderful.

I would probably recommed this, or their other "concept" album "Rift", to prog fans interested in their best studio work. However, if you want to hear Phish at their absolute best, listen to a live album.

Harry Hood | 4/5 |


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