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A PICTURE OF NECTAR

Phish

 

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3.73 | 59 ratings

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MadcapLaughs84
3 stars HAVE I MISSED ANYTHING?

First of all, I'd like to say that I do consider Phish as a prog band.

Being the third deliver from these American Band, I expected so much more.In fact this album contents awesome songs with the unique Phish style, but in my opinion there are too many fill songs that does nothing for me. The album is easy listening and in some way is a pleasant experience, with some great jams and extended guitar solos.

First of all, I'd like to say that before I listened the while album, the only track I've heard befor was "Stash"; which I consider one of the most amazing and complete songs ever written. The way they mix every influence is excellent, but well, let's start the review.

The beginning of the album creates a huge expectation of how the rest of it it's gonna be. Unfortunately, the solid tracks can't stand the whole album to lift it up and turn it into a great one.

As I said before, "Stash", "Eliza", "Guela Papyrus", "Tweezer" and "The Mango Song" have excellent instrumental pieces that make them stand out from the rest.

"Poor Heart" was a great idea that tried to mix country with some jazzy stuff, but the result was terrible. The song gets monotonous and annoying, it was very difficult for me not to press the stop button at the end of that torture. And this song is also the example and formula of some other included in this album as "Manteca" and "Glide" just to name a few.

I was thinking to give it only 2 stars, but it has some real lovable song that support the weak ones, so at the end of the day, I'll give it 3 stars.

MadcapLaughs84 | 3/5 |

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