Repressed on vinyl. On their debut album, Phoenix applies a slick electronica aesthetic to traditional pop / rock songwriting, resulting in a quite adventurous album capable of re-organizing perceptions about 1980s-style verse-chorus-verse guitar pop. Before Guilty Pleasures, Scissor Sisters and the Feeling, the Versailles quartet were offering a blend of two deeply unfashionable musics: soft rock and the kind of synth-heavy pop-rock that turned up a lot on the soundtrack of 80s teen movies. When their debut album 'United' emerged in 2000, the only other major artists displaying remotely similar musical interests were Daft Punk, with whose members Phoenix guitarist Laurent Brancowitz had once collaborated in a short-lived indie band called Darlin'.
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