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Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE / Welcome Interstate Managers (2003)

Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger are capable of writing lyrics that span the universe in terms of tone and focus. This is a gigantic melange of power pop that manages to phase rapidly between being heartfelt, heartbreaking, fist-pumping, lackadaisical, introspective, absurdist, nonsensical (yes there is a difference), and cheekily perverted. Is it any wonder one of them wrote and produced for Josie and the Pussycats?

Required listening for those who have a stomach for the genre and a sense of humor buoying their spirit.

5 Things Far More Valuable Than Corporate Conformity out of 5

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