The Tryout: Phoenix
Phoenix is a band that a lot of people seem to want to see succeed but they just haven't crossed over. And while I kind of like them, the first couple of singles aren't the kind of songs that are going to help them get over the hump. I'm not sure what's wrong with them but the singles, like most Phoenix songs, just seem to be missing something. They are technically sound but don't seem to have much life in them. I first noticed them after hearing Long Distance Call but all of their songs seem to play it just too safe to make a real impression.
It should be interesting to see if this album makes much noise. I'm not sure if has what it takes.