The Classic Crime Phoenix
3.8 Release Date: 2012
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0.0 Jacob Royal STAFF | August 18th 12

Phoenix perhaps takes a little too long to get going, but once its middle kicks in you can't help but be impressed. It's elegant and grandiose in all the right ways, and is an explosion of enjoyment (especially for someone like me who doesn't know who the hell The Classic Crime are.)

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4.0 excellentChris Higgins | August 13th 12

Re-visiting an album isn't usually as satisfying as I'm hoping it turns out. Being asked to re-visit "Phoenix" wasn't followed by hesitation, but by wonder if maybe I was a bit heartless at first. Lyrics in front of me and full focus are what led me to this, to say that The Classic Crime have written an album so led on by emotion, that it just pulls you in. 'Beautiful Darkside', 'Young Again' and 'City of Orphans' just found a way to find me more focused than ever on more than the music, but the heart that went into all the writing on this album. Others are built more for the hooks such as 'What I'd Give Up' or 'You and Me Both', still containing the emotional writing, but also being super catchy and addicting. It was upon the fourth and fifth listen where I found this to just be an absolutely wonderful album that makes me re-think the thoughts of re-visiting some albums. A terrific album.

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4.5 superbDavey Boy STAFF | December 14th 12

'Phoenix', the 4th LP from Seattle alt-rockers The Classic Crime, is undoubtedly their magnum opus. Opening up the band's sonic palette, the sheer growth in the depth & variety of both the musicianship & songwriting is exemplary. The album's mid-section is absolutely gorgeous, as the near-seamless juxtaposition of old & new works a treat. You can hear the blood, sweat & tears dripping out in every meticulously layered piece of instrumentation; every emotional heart-on-sleeve climax; and in every dark & brooding - yet uplifting & relatable - lyric. 'Phoenix' is the album of 2012! Recommended Tracks: Heaven & Hell, Beautiful Darkside, Let Me Die, The Precipice & You and Me Both.

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4.5 superbMark James Irwin | November 8th 12

One of the best albums of the year in terms of vocals.

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