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The World from the Side of the Moon

The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 21-year-old singer/guitarist released "Home" a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills— and marked the highest debut on the Billboard Digital songs chart with 278,000 downloads sold. Now, with a Billboard Hot 100 top-ten debut under his belt, the Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter has recorded his first album "The World From The Side Of The Moon". “It’s going to have more of a rock sound it,” says Phillips, who counts Eric Clapton as one of his key influences. “The most important thing to me is making music that comes from my heart and really connects with people on a gut level.”
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Performer Notes
  • Liner Note Author: Phillip Phillips.
  • Recording information: NRG Studios; Pulse Recording; Rewind Studios, NYC; Threshold Studios.
  • Photographer: Nick Walker .
  • Winner of the 11th season of American Idol -- aka, the last season to feature Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges -- Phillip Phillips doesn't strictly seem like a pop star, probably because he doesn't sing pop music. Phillips is in thrall to his idol Dave Matthews, patterning every little detail of his style after the jam band icon, borrowing the stuttering acoustic strums and elastic vocal phrasing, letting his folk-rock wander into jazz and smooth soul. So many elements of Phillips' 2012 post-Idol debut The World from the Side of the Moon are taken from early Dave Matthews Band albums it could easily be mistaken for a forgotten DMB record from 1997. Phillips favors both the loverman croon of Matthews ("Wanted Is Love," "A Fool's Dance") and DMB's raucous party tunes ("Get Up Get Down," written in the style of "Ants Marching") and, it has to be said, he nails his impression, getting each minor inflection precisely right. Consequently, The World from the Side of the Moon delivers upon Phillips' promise: it is a streamlined, smoothed-out Dave Matthews Band album, stripped of any of DMB's idiosyncratic quirks and instrumental virtuosity. [A Deluxe Edition included three bonus tracks.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "His raspy Georgia drawl turns evocative campfire sing-alongs into stadium-size anthems." -- Grade: B

Billboard (p.40) - "Phillips sounds natural...more acolyte than imitator, which makes the album one of the more engaging champion debuts in the show's inconsistent history."
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