Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio

It is definitely a blessing in non-disguise that the ultra-popular jam band Phish has taken a hiatus. Perhaps the best thing to come out of it (besides the fact that Phish stopped making music, period) is that band leader Trey Anastasio has become creatively fresh again and has released a solo album that won't make the non-hippie music lover cringe. The best thing about this album is that its unique brand of folk-pop-funk is reminiscent of late '70s Eric Clapton albums, with horns galore pounding along with the rhythms, ranging from Cuban styles to P-Funk-style jams. This is incredibly mature and proof that a singular vision is better than meeting the demands of those who hold onto the past. (Elektra)