Monday, January 04, 2010

TK # 24 - Fountains of Wayme - Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)

Power pop nerds had been waiting for years for Fountains of Wayne’s commercial break through that finally arrived with the made-for-masses, slightly icky hook and teenage wet dream video for “Stacey’s Mom”, which will forever consign them to the one hit wonder status of fellow power poppers The Romantics, The Records and The Knack. And that’s a shame, because Welcome Interstate Managers continues the effortless songwriting and wall-to-wall earworm melodies found on the first two FOW albums. Pay special attention to “Valley Winter Song”, a gorgeous song of love and longing set in bucolic New England. Almost makes me wish I didn’t hate winter so much. Almost… (Holy smokes it’s cold!)

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