Fountains of Wayne

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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Every so often, a band comes along that digs back into what pop music is all about -- good, fun tunes. Fountains of Wayne is one such band. The wonderful thing about the duo singer Chris Collingwood and bassist Adam Schlesinger of Ivy is that they manage not to be overtly retro -- the album is a wholly modern production. The only non-modern aspect of it is the fact that the songwriting is so straightforward and wonderful; nearly every song is a pop gem. The result is an album that's almost innovative, when you really think about it -- very few albums released in the '90s have been this pleasant, charming, and all-around likeable. The obvious reference points would be ...
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All Music Guide - Nitsuh Abebe
Every so often, a band comes along that digs back into what pop music is all about -- good, fun tunes. Fountains of Wayne is one such band. The wonderful thing about the duo singer Chris Collingwood and bassist Adam Schlesinger of Ivy is that they manage not to be overtly retro -- the album is a wholly modern production. The only non-modern aspect of it is the fact that the songwriting is so straightforward and wonderful; nearly every song is a pop gem. The result is an album that's almost innovative, when you really think about it -- very few albums released in the '90s have been this pleasant, charming, and all-around likeable. The obvious reference points would be Teenage Fanclub, Big Star, and the Posies, but even these don't quite capture the duo's sound. Think of some of They Might Be Giants' best pop tunes and scrape away every trace of silliness, and you'll be a little closer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679272522
  • Catalog Number: 92725
  • Sales rank: 142,424

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Radiation Vibe (3:41)
  2. 2 Sink to the Bottom (3:13)
  3. 3 Joe Rey (2:40)
  4. 4 She's Got a Problem (3:26)
  5. 5 Survival Car (2:05)
  6. 6 Barbara H. (3:23)
  7. 7 Sick Day (4:34)
  8. 8 I've Got a Flair (2:51)
  9. 9 Leave the Biker (2:42)
  10. 10 You Curse at Girls (2:05)
  11. 11 Please Don't Rock Me Tonight (2:48)
  12. 12 Everything's Ruined (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fountains of Wayne Primary Artist
Adam Schlesinger Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Collingwood Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Dominique Durand Background Vocals
Danny Weinkauf Bass
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Adam Schlesinger Producer, Engineer
Gary Maurer Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good C.D!

    i looked at this cd after i had already bought their 3rd cd....this is a great cd...its fun and random and really happy music. its cool stuff that even grouchy old grandparents would approve of.

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