Phillip Phillips - "World From the Side of the Moon"
2012 debut album from the winner of the 11th season of American Idol. Phillips's unique style is inspired by Jonny Lang, John Butler, Dave Matthews and Damien Rice as well as Mumford & Sons and Tool. He describes his music as Jazz/Rock/Alternative. Prior to American Idol, he also auditioned on the second season of America's Got Talent but did not make it to its finals.
HitFix Reviews and Ratings
BPhillip Phillips, the most recent of the crowned "American Idols," has a bar to raise. Previous guys-with-guitars-styled singers like Kris Allen and Lee Dewyze are struggling for their album sales and criticisms to match their FOX show success. What this 22-year-old has going for him on his debut album "The World from the Side of the Moon," is his natural, warm growl and the mixed blessing of always sounding like somebody else.