Sunday Suggestion – Phoenix – Entertainment

Last year, Parisian group Phoenix came to blow a synthsiser shaped hole through our minds with ‘Entertainment’. It’s catchy synth driven sound and energetic drums in the chorus and the muted plucked guitar strings and deep electro bass sound of the verses. The balance between the raging electo of the chorus and the more considered but still darn catchy verses and bridged excellently with a build up of synthesisers to ease the listener into the chorus with little effort. All this is complimented by Thomas Mars and his slightly naive vocal style brilliantly. Even the weird singing along with the song towards the end just seems to work as the the synth sounds and drum beats culminate into a finale. All in all the song is a polished piece of flawless retro synth pop and when it takes you that long to describe it then you know it’s pretty good.