Phillip Phillips - The World from the Side of the Moon Review

Eight rollercoaster months after the splendid debut of the undeniably, best, not to mention, the most relevant AI coronation song for the past 11 seasons,  Phillip Phillips is still smashing the airwaves with ‘Home’ barely proving those filthy doomsayers all wrong. The world from the side of the moon, from which the song was part of, was released two months ago and is set to hopefullycrash charts. And on a rare occasion, I’ll be doing a track by track review for each single off the album.

1. Man on the Moon. Essentially, this opening single sounds like a Dave Matthews Band dessert, which turned out expected as he cited the group as one of his musical influences, though, it wasn’t clearly evident during his performances on Idol.

2. Home. I’ve already wrote a few good things about this before.

3. Gone Gone Gone. Given that Phillip hugely sounds like Mumford & Sons, which is my top favorite band to date, I never find it redundant to like the still distinct Phillip Phillips sound. If you have loved ‘Home’ before, then there’s no way you’ll find this hit lovable less than that.

4. Hold On. This single is more of Phillip Phillips. The overall appeal is lacking but lyrical-wise, this single is a huge catch. It wouldn’t be impossible if this will be released as the third track.

5. Tell Me A Story. The weakest track so far. The lyrics were perfectly written, I’m just unhappy of how silent the track has turned out.

6. Get Up, Get Down. Something refreshing after the timid arrive of ‘Tell Me A Story’.

7. Where we came from. This is one of the strongest on the line up. Prepare to be blown away with the chorus. Plus the pre-chorus, of course, from which stems the song’s ultimate asset. Now I seriously wish this to be released as a single.

8. Drive Me. The moment I heard this single, I knew Phillip Phillips should be going somewhere. Shame on us if we let gems like this end up on trash. One of the dirtiest,  yet the coolest.

9. Wanted is Love. This is a no-rollercoaster album. Just when I thought that it’s time to step back a bit after a back-to-back smash with ‘Where We Came From’ and ‘Drive Me’, comes another shattering ear-candy.

10. Can’t Go Wrong. At this point of time, I can’t wait for the next album already. This is one of the more-Phillip-Phillip-less-M&F-and-DMB tracks.

11. A Fool’s Dance. I feel a little lost after a round at this. It’s a bit gloomy. And weak at some point. I’ll give it another spin later.

12. So Easy. This is a perfect hit to seal such a brilliant CD.

I’m sorry if you find this review a bit biased. Remember, this is from the point of view of a Phillip Phillips’ humbly huge fan. So objectivity was a little bit set aside.


  1. da best naman talaga ang kanyang single na 'Home'... im glad to hear na hindi lang pala ako ang nakaka-appreciate sa kanya...

  2. He got the voice, the charisma, and the guitar plus the good looks = chart topping hit/s.

  3. well he better be great he was chosen by people over jessica

  4. I downloaded his album, his songs are awesome, kinda like country music....he's not bad like how they judged him way back in AI11


  5. Hell Yeah! And I frickin' love this song! XD

  6. I'm not really a big fan of Philip Philips (tinalo kasi nya si Jessica, bitter lang? haha) kidding aside, pero maganda yang song nya na Home :))

  7. wow, still at number 10! good job Philip! I really love the song so I'm glad it's still at the charts :)