Fountains Of Wayne - Traffic and Weather Album Review

Fountains Of Wayne Traffic and Weather Album

Review of Traffic and Weather Album by Fountains Of Wayne

Fountains of Wayne

Traffic and Weather

Album Review

Fountains of Wayne are the masters of the sarky three minute pop song, a smiling sideswipe slice of sugar that hides edgy observational humour (or bemusement), who will be remembered for a long time for Stacey's Mom from Welcome Interstate Managers. That song itself, while one of the best songs in the charts for ages, wasn't where you'd normally find FoW - it showed them drifting closer to the sarcastic rock of Weezer.

Traffic and Weather finds them back on more familiar ground - more sweet pop, and short story snapshots (Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim) perfectly told via unusual observation, or the lies people tell themselves (Strapped for Cash). This is a wry, literate, pop-culture literate album, but the cleverness never becomes overweaning - this isn't Michael Stipe patronising, Bono preaching or Sting being a better person than you. Fountains of Wayne include you in the stories. There's no Stacey's Mom here, but it is classic power pop album.

Rating 8/10

Mike Rea




Site - http://www.fountainsofwayne.com


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