Phoenix (The Warlocks album)

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Phoenix
Warlocks phoenix.jpg
Studio album by The Warlocks
Released November 5, 2002
Recorded Westbeach Recorders, Rotund Rascal, Catasonic Studios and The Distillery
Genre
Length 64:02
Label Birdman
The Warlocks chronology
Phoenix (EP)
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Phoenix
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Surgery
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Phoenix (also known as the Phoenix Album) is the second full-length album by American neo-psychedelic rock band The Warlocks. It was released in 2002 by record label Birdman, the band having been signed to this label following the success of their previous album, Rise and Fall.

The UK version was released by Mute in 2003, and featured a slightly different track listing and ordering, as well as an alternative cover. This version was accompanied by the release of "Shake the Dope Out" and "Baby Blue" as singles.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 66/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 9/10[3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork 2.0/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Spin 8/10[7]
Uncut 4/5[8]

The album received a largely positive critical response, being much compared to bands of the 1960s,[4][3] such as The Velvet Underground and The Grateful Dead. Critics also commented on the number of drug references in the lyrics.[4][3][9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Shake the Dope Out" - 4:22
  2. "Hurricane Heart Attack" - 5:36
  3. "Baby Blue" - 3:59
  4. "Stickman Blues" - 3:48
  5. "Cosmic Letdown" - 9:26
  6. "The Dope Feels Good" - 4:14
  7. "Moving and Shaking" - 3:33
  8. "Inside Outside" - 7:41
  9. "Stone Hearts" - 7:05
  10. "Oh Shadie" - 14:17
UK version
  1. "Shake the Dope Out" - 4:21
  2. "Hurricane Heart Attack" - 5:33
  3. "Inside Outside" - 7:37
  4. "Isolation" - 5:16
  5. "Cosmic Letdown" - 9:28
  6. "Red Rooster" - 5:34
  7. "Baby Blue" - 3:52
  8. "The Dope Feels Good" - 4:12
  9. "Stickman Blues" - 3:56
  10. "Oh Shadie" - 14:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Phoenix Album by The Warlocks". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ a b c "Album Review: The Warlocks - Phoenix". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Simpson, Dave (13 March 2003). "The Warlocks: Phoenix". Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via The Guardian. 
  5. ^ Martelli, Mark (February 12, 2003). "The Warlocks: Phoenix Album Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ Kot, Greg (April 17, 2013). "The Warlocks, Phoenix Album". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on September 9, 2003. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ Spin. November 2002. p. 126.
  8. ^ "The Warlocks – Phoenix". Uncut. Time Inc. UK. August 1, 2003. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ The Warlocks: Phoenix Album: Pitchfork Record Review

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