Fountains of Wayne
Welcome Interstate Managers
T.J. Simon's #7 album for 2003
First Appeared at The Music Box, January 2004, Volume 11, #1
Written by T.J. Simon
With the breakthrough, MTV-hit single Stacy’s Mom leading the charge, Fountains of Wayne is no longer New Jersey’s best-kept secret. The group’s third outing Welcome Interstate Managers is a brainy collection of 16 hook-heavy numbers in the tradition of The Cars or The Beatles. Songwriters Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood celebrate everyday life on the catchy toe-tapper Bright Future in Sales as well as on the C&W send-up Hung Up on You. The gleefully clever lyrics and tightly wound power chords mesh to create one of the year’s most charming and harmony-filled releases. ½
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1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!
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