PHANTOGRAM spill a MOUTHFUL OF break-up lyrics that cut like DIAMONDS

the world is not around because of you, you know i’m not around because of you

♫ Phantogram – Mouthful Of Diamonds

TBE reader Jeff turned me on to Phantogram when he dropped his Top 10 list in the comments of my Top Songs post. “Mouthful Of Diamonds” immediately began noodling it’s way into my brain with it’s spacey trip-pop vibe and soothing female vocals. Eager to see what the rest of this Saratoga Springs, NY, duo had to offer I bought Eyelid Movies and was a bit disappointed. “Mouthful of Diamonds” opens the album with such beauty that it’s hard for me to not feel like I’m coasting downhill after this kind high. I always feel weird writing about an album when I only like 1 or 2 songs and when I saw Pitchfork give the album a 7.5 I thought maybe Jeff also had stronger feelings for the album and would want to rave about it for you. Only confirming my appreciation for the guy, he replied that he felt the same way as I did about the album (except for his love for “When I’m Small,” as well). Anyway, the point is that Jeff and I love “Mothful Of Diamonds,” Pitchfork loves the whole album, and who knows what you will think. I’d recommend poking around Phantogram’s MySpace before you drop coin.

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too

11 replies
  1. RJL
    RJL says:

    Wow, I'm impressed that I actually beat you on this one by about a month. Glad you posted it!

  2. J Rich (Jeff)
    J Rich (Jeff) says:

    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    It's strange – When I'm Small was one of my most played songs of 2009, and Mouthful of Diamonds is by far my most played song of 2010. Then you get into the rest of the album and while it isn't horrible by any means, there is not much there to inspire repeat listening.

    But that shouldn't stop anyone from jamming the greatest that is Mouthful of Diamonds over and over and over again. Perfect for a nighttime drive, but also perfect for just about any other time as well.

    And as always, another good post from TBE.

  3. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Haha, nice. I have my fingers (ears) in a lot of pies (blogs) but I only have so many fingers so things inevitably slip by. Hence the number of 2009 albums I have been getting into lately :)

  4. J Rich
    J Rich says:

    well, i dont think mouthful got released as a single until the last week or two of the year, so the list was already made by then, but i listened to that song so much the last week of 09 that i decided to give it co-billing. loving me some mouthful of diamonds.

  5. jonathan_uk
    jonathan_uk says:

    i've just given this a couple of listens and i quite like it! will be adding it to my 2010 playlist :)

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