10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The album that rushed four French synth-rock boys from cult concern to huge crossover success, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix lives up to the playful grandeur of its title. The itchy, infectious euphoria of “Lisztomania,” clipping along with easy, gorgeous grace and more hooks than it knows what to do with, is literally just the start. Four albums in, Phoenix had bottled their perfect, vintage blend of ‘80s soft rock, synth-led pop, and post-Strokes indie in one peerless set.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The album that rushed four French synth-rock boys from cult concern to huge crossover success, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix lives up to the playful grandeur of its title. The itchy, infectious euphoria of “Lisztomania,” clipping along with easy, gorgeous grace and more hooks than it knows what to do with, is literally just the start. Four albums in, Phoenix had bottled their perfect, vintage blend of ‘80s soft rock, synth-led pop, and post-Strokes indie in one peerless set.

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