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Album Review Double-Header: Phoenix vs. Grizzly ...


....VS.... Two of the year's most hyped-up albums, Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest , were recently released; what better way to highlight them both than by pitting them against each other, though the extent of their musical similarity might just go as far as their currently hipster-approved stance. Here we go! Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix The Vibe: Conflicted, yet sounding cool and straight-forward, vocally and instrumentally.<br/><br/> Unmistakeably French. Opener: "Lisztomania" , an apparent reference to the fervor over composer Franz Liszt in the Romantic era and/or the bizarre 1975 film starring Roger Daltrey as Liszt . Seeing as the album title itself is a reference to Motzart, and the video for "Lisztomania" was shot in the ....<br/><br/> 2:05 p.m. Thursday 28th May 2009 EST
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