Joy After a five-year hiatus, the long-running, jam-happy quartet has decided to give it another go, returning with their most commercial-sounding album since 2000's polarizing Farmhouse…
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Joy

Phish | JAM BAND THANK YOU MA'AM Phish
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JAM BAND THANK YOU MA'AM Phish

After a five-year hiatus, the 
long-running, jam-happy quartet has decided to give it another go, returning with their most commercial-sounding album since 2000's polarizing Farmhouse. Not everything here works, but tracks like the sing-along-ready ''Kill Devil Falls'' and the winding 13-minute opus ''Time Turns Elastic'' could send anyone — not just hardcore 
 devotees — into an ecstatic twirl dance. While Joy doesn't find Phish exploring much new territory, the band sticks to their strengths, making for a welcome return. B

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Originally posted Sep 02, 2009 Published in issue #1064 Sep 11, 2009 Order article reprints