Phantogram ‘Three’ Album Review Roundup

October 3, 2016

Phantogram’s new album is ‘Three.’ It’s the third studio album from the electro-pop duo, following their critically acclaimed ‘Voices.’ The music critics are having their say and you can see a roundup of reviews right here.


The duo known as Pantogram is comprised of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, rose to fame with their stunning debut album ‘Eyelid Movies’ of 2010. It received nearly universal critical acclaim. BBC Music, for instance, called it “refreshing, unusual and diverting.” Four year later, they struck the proverbial gold once again with ‘Voice’ which was again praised by the critics and reaching a respectable peak of No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Now after their collaborative EP album last year with rapper Big Boi of Outkast — which received less then favorable reviews, the duo is back with their third album, ‘Three.’ It sees the duo is exploring edgy new territory, notably with the lead single, the Ricky Reed-produced'”You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” and its gritty music video that doesn’t shy from the unfolding story of desperation and frenzied longing that the song’s lyrics chronicle.

Josh Carter opened up about the band’s continuing evolution, and said, in a recent interview, “What I like about Phantogram is that from the beginning, we’ve always sounded like Phantogram but we’ve had this way of approaching the making of our albums with trying to diversify the sound.”

Now as the album arrives, critics are applauding their musical exploration. You can see a roundup below.

“….It moves gracefully from scorn-fueled breakup music to angsty and lustful power-pop, both darkly raw and high-class glam, making this an album worthy of a deeper emotional investment. …” –Under the Radar

“….After a yeoman-like collaborative EP with Big Boi, Phantogram discover their joie de vivre on Three, an album more unhinged and emotionally graspable than their previous work……” –The Line of Best Fit

“….Phantogram are at their best when blasting out gritty, heavy choruses – ‘Three’ has them in spades. …..” –DIY Magazine

“….It’s neither ground-breaking, nor particularly soulful, but it’s distinct enough and far cooler than you might expect….” –The Skinny

Check back for more reviews as they arrive. And in the meantime, check out Phantogram’s ‘Three’ album cover art and music videos below!

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Pictures: PR Photos

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