Friday, August 21, 2020

Album Reviews: Phantogram and Duke Dumont


Phantogram: Ceremony 

 I had never heard of this band. I have to say they hit my sweet spot on music in a lot of ways. They are fronted by Sarah Barthel who has a strong, very flexible voice. The music is driven by dance beats and has an interesting blend of synthesizer and guitar. This is their fouth album and I know nothing about any of their other albums, but I found this album good. Along the way for me though it got lost on it's path. As the album progresses they move into more experimental stuff and though Barthel could seem to sing any style she wants I find them at their best when they are driving down the pop, rock path. For me the album just seems to go off the rails at some point and I never get back on. I give it 2 out of 5 stars. Plenty here to put on a workout mix.



Duke Dumont: Duality 

 Duke Dumont is a DJ and this album is in essence a collection of singles he has put out over the past 10 years. Alone they are solid songs but as an album it just feels like a collection of singles put out over the last 10 years. Plenty here again for a workout mix or otherwise but as a whole not that interesting. I give this on 1 start out of 5.

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe I require as many workout mixes as you require.