Barney Hoskyns, Revolver, 2000
AIR'S ADORABLE Moon Safari proved if nothing else that the pop universe had become a less xenophobic place. Now comes the first album by Phoenix, a Parisian quartet who've backed Air live and – surreally – sound as if they hail from late '70s Los Angeles. Le roc francais could be here to stay.
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