Phosphorescent Muchacho
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Dylan620
August 11th 2018


5445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm not too huge on "Ride On" as of now but otherwise this is wonderful. The stretch from "A New Anhedonia" to "Down to Go" is where it's at... and so is "Terror in the Canyons"... and "Song for Zula" (love the "Ring of Fire" reference)

Digging: Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming

theBoneyKing
August 11th 2018


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Track ratings:

5/5: Down To Go > Song For Zula > Terror In The Canyons > The Quotidian Beasts > Muchacho’s Tune

4.5/5: A New Anhedonia

4/5: A Charm / A Blade > Ride On / Right On

The opener and closer don’t really rate on their own.

theBoneyKing
August 11th 2018


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ride On’s still an amazing song, “Take your greedy hands, honey lay them on me” is one of my favorite parts of the album.

Nrap
August 25th 2018


451 Comments


Stuck in traffic, my list or curse words was exhausted, I yelled HEY GOOGLE PLAY SOME MUSIC. Song for Zula came on. Id never heard it. Thanks google. Prob saved me a stroke

theBoneyKing
October 5th 2018


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

New album will have to grow on me a bit. On first spin it felt like his weakest though there are a few immediate gems.

NorthernSkylark
October 8th 2018


10664 Comments


same. i can't decide if it's a 3.5 or a 4, so for now it's parked as a great album.
new birth, there from here and my beautiful boy are all wonderful.

Digging: The Beths - Jump Rope Gazers

theBoneyKing
October 8th 2018


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

“Christmas Down Under” and “Around the Horn” are probably my favorites, those are the only ones that really capture the Phossy magic for me. The album as a whole though just feels a bit too by the numbers.

NorthernSkylark
October 9th 2018


10664 Comments


how do you feel about there from here?

theBoneyKing
October 10th 2018


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

That one's pretty good, feels kind of like a Here's To Taking It Easy outtake though.

It's far from a bad album on its own merits really, it just feels like a bit too much of a retread of past works and a bit too uninspired, especially given that it comes 5 and a half years after this album. Every album up to this point had a pretty unique feel to it that made each one individually worth returning to whereas I can trace a lot of the sounds and structures on the new one back to earlier ones. Still, glad to have Phossy back and it seems he's in a very happy period of his life what with the kid.

theBoneyKing
April 19th 2019


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh but now you're telling me my heart's sick

And I'm telling you I know

And you're telling you're leaving

And I'm telling you to go

And I'm not so sorry for the heart wreck

But for each season left unblessed

The new terror in the canyons

The new terror in our chests...




;_;

Dylan620
April 27th 2019


5445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thank you for pimping this Boney

theBoneyKing
April 27th 2019


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you for giving it a chance! “Song For Zula” has gotten some much recognition (deservedly so) but I feel like the whole album gets really overlooked.

You should def check out some more of Phossy’s stuff. The newest one was underwhelming imo but basically everything before this is amazing too. Especially Pride, that one’s also a near-perfect nighttime campfire folk album, the best stuff there is every bit as good as the best stuff on this.

Dylan620
April 27th 2019


5445 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pride and Here's to Taking It Easy have actually been on my list of albums to check for a while now! A bit of a cool story: one time, I played "Christmas Down Under" on my radio show, and one of my friends who was tuning in that night loved the song so much that he decided to listen to more Phossy! He wound up rec'ing me "Los Angeles" and I remember enjoying it

theBoneyKing
April 27th 2019


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Los Angeles" is the closer of Here's To, probably Phossy's best "rocker", he channels some major Neil Young vibes in that one. HTTIE, accordingly with its title, is his most upbeat/easygoing album, it's lovely too for sure even if it doesn't quite bring the feels like this or Pride do.

My Phosphorescent ranked is Muchacho (4.9) > Pride (4.7) > Here's To (4.2) > The Weight of Flight EP (4.0) > Aw Come Aw Wry (3.5) > C'est La Vie (3.2). Haven't actually heard his debut, need to get on that.

NorthernSkylark
March 26th 2020


10664 Comments


just getting into this now

theBoneyKing
March 26th 2020


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Enjoy, issa classic

theBoneyKing
August 22nd 2020


19762 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Some say love is a burning thing, that it makes a fiery ring

Oh but I know love as a fading thing

Just fickle as a feather in a stream...




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