After years of establishing a reputation as a dynamic live band, it appears that Phish has finally stopped trying to translate that live aesthetic to their studio recordings. Farmhouse is the album on which Phish appears to appl more conventional methods to recording. After a number of more experimental albums, including Junta, the band's initial recording on which four tracks clock in at over ten minutes, the songs on Farmhouse are shorter and more radio-friendly. The amazing musicianship of the group's members, mostnotably guitarist Trey Anastasio, who also serves as producer on this album, is still prevalent. Tracks like "Farmhouse, " "Bug," and "Dirt" reflect the emotional tone of the band while "Gotta Jibboo" and "First Tube" provide a more upbeat and fun sound. The band appears ready to touch an untapped demographic with this new album while still appeasing their legions of diehard fans.