Stream the new Phish album, Fuego, in its entirety
Writing about the album on NPR Music, Michael Katzif says:
Whether you know its work or just its reputation, you’ve probably already made up your mind about . Maybe you love the band and its music, maybe you can’t stand them, or maybe you liked them and have since moved on to other things. Phish is one of the most dynamic and celebrated live acts in all of music, with a loyal community any artist would envy, but it’s also divisive. This is a band that inspires passion with its multi-part compositions, meandering improvisations, playful (often nonsensical) lyrics and unwavering positivity. For the same reasons, it also courts punchlines from its fervent detractors.
Still, any band 30-plus years into a career of remarkable successes and struggles, not to mention a “hiatus” and a “breakup,” is unlikely to change many minds with its 12th album. Yet here we are: Phish’s first studio record in five years, Fuego, is the Vermont band’s finest work in more than a decade — since at least 1996’s Billy Breathes or 1998’s The Story of the Ghost.
Phish play two solo out shows in Philly on Tuesday, July 8th and Wednesday, July 9th, at the Mann Center. On Monday, July 7th, from 8-10PM on WXPN, Brian Seltzer will host a two hour all-Phish radio special.
Listen to Fuegohere.