Phantom Power (The Tragically Hip album)

Phantom Power
Studio album by The Tragically Hip
Released July 14, 1998
Recorded The Bathouse Recording Studio
Genre Rock, Alternative rock
Length 50:26
Label Universal
Producer Steve Berlin, The Tragically Hip, Mark Vreeken
The Tragically Hip chronology
Live Between Us
Phantom Power
Music @ Work
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
NME (4/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.3)[3]

Phantom Power is the sixth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The album was released in 1998. It won the 1999 Juno Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Album Design.[4] The song "Bobcaygeon" won the Juno Award for Single of the Year in 2000.[5] The album has been certified 3x Platinum in Canada.[6]

The song "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man" is a tribute to Jim Ellison of Material Issue.[7] The band recorded the song "Something On" while stuck in the studio during the ice storm of 1998.

Track listing

All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.

  1. "Poets" – 3:59
  2. "Something On" – 3:21
  3. "Save the Planet" – 3:38
  4. "Bobcaygeon" – 4:55
  5. "Thompson Girl" – 3:32
  6. "Membership" – 4:40
  7. "Fireworks" – 3:56
  8. "Vapour Trails" – 4:29
  9. "The Rules" – 3:46
  10. "Chagrin Falls" – 4:10
  11. "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man" – 5:52
  12. "Emperor Penguin" – 4:08


  • "Poets"
  • "Something On"
  • "Bobcaygeon"
  • "Fireworks"
  • "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man"


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