They're both pretty hit and miss, to be honest. Phoenix had 2 listenable songs on their debut, while Rapture had... 3?. Phoenix got my vote for being more prolific and releasing a pretty good album in 2009.
Ehh...the rapture were pretty good with Echoes, i didnt really like their followup album. But "house of jealous lovers" is always going to be a hit.
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is one of my favorite albums this year so...i'll be going with choice B.
The Rapture for me. I think they're more creative.
I have a problem with the way Phoenix singer uses his voice. He seems to be doing the same thing (intonations and tempo) all the time. I had Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix on at low volume recently and really couldn't tell much differnce between the songs. I like the album overall, it's OK. But if I had to choose one group as a "Dance Band" to play at my party, no doubt it would be the Rapture. As I recall, their set in the Sahara in 07 followed LCD SS, and thats a tough act to follow for almost any group.
i heart both the Rapture and Phoenix. but i'm a bigger Phoenix fan. i still get a little giddy whenever that Cadillac commercial (or some other promo w/ a WAP track backing it) comes on TV, no matter how many times it has aired prior.
and JebusLives, i ADORE Cut Copy. i don't think i could decide on who i liked better in a Phoenix vs. Cut Copy poll.