Phoenix Stone's debut blends pop, rhythm & blues, and rock in a richly melodic combination. The newcomer co-produced and contributed his multi-instrumentalist skills to this typical, but pleasing self-titled release. Songs like the piano-driven "Count on Me" and the danceable "Nothing Good About Goodbye" showcase a voice capable of going from falsetto to a rich baritone. But his rock/pop compositions are traditional feel-good harmonies covering the well-trod terrain of romance and devotion. Phoenix Stone maintains this thematic consistency throughout, making this album a positive, albeit redundant, listening experience.
AllMusic Review by Roxanne Blanford