Album Review | Rock
Phillip Phillips, ‘The World from the Side of the Moon’
Perhaps no “American Idol” winner has been more transparent about his or her musical intentions than Phillip Phillips. Week after week, the grumpy-voiced reigning champion stayed so unwaveringly true to his vision that anyone who watched already knows exactly what “The World From the Side of the Moon” sounds like. It’s a magnet with two poles — Dave Matthews (his true north) and Mumford & Sons — and it's just a matter of how far each song swings the needle from side to side.