Album Review Misses the Mark
The ITunes album review of Hampton Comes Alive totally misrepresents the album and the band as a whole. Ridiculous statements (Phish "never quite gel on record," for example) prompt the reader to inquire if the author ever listened to any other Phish album other than the one reviewed. If ever there was a band that played cohesively, almost with a telepathic communication among its members, Phish was that band- all anyone has to do is listen to Hoist or Rift or Lawn Boy, or this album to sense the incredible synergy that existed among the band members. Arguably, these guys gelled better than probably any other band in recent music history, the result of playing together for several decades in venues all over the United States. In sum, the hopelessly distorted appraisal submitted by the author attests to the uselessness of aloof music critics who just don't seem to accurately represent the groups they review. The beauty of ITunes is that we the consumers do not have to rely on the superficial and poorly conceived appraisals offered by such critics- we can listen to the tracks and decide for ourselves, which is precisely what I would advise ITunes consumers to do. If you like Phish, this album features the band at their best. Check it out for yourself...