Phillip Phillips' 'The World From the Side of the Moon' review

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Phillip Phillips album cover for

Phillip Phillips album cover for "The World From The Side Of The Moon." Photo Credit: Handout

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It's easy to see Phillip Phillips as more of a marketing creation than an artistic one. The reigning "American Idol" is a charming 21-year-old with a good voice and a great sense of timing. His debut, "The World From the Side of the Moon" (19/Interscope), offers up Dave Matthews Band's jamming-blues-rock hybrid to a younger generation in "Get Up Get Down," while also giving the indie-leaning folk of current darlings Mumford & Sons an attractive American face in "Gone Gone Gone." As his smash "Home" has shown, Phillips can't really miss, and his debut offers more like that -- in the catchy "So Easy" and "Can't Go Wrong."


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"The World From the Side of the Moon"


BOTTOM LINE Ready to make the spotlight his home

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