Welcome Interstate Managers

Welcome Interstate Managers

by Fountains of Wayne
4.6 10

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Welcome Interstate Managers

Who says there's no room left for irony in pop music? This long-running Jersey combo -- which keeps one foot in classic power-pop and the other in guilty-pleasure FM rock -- comes out with all wits a-blazin' on this long-delayed third disc. Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger are able to do more things with a hook than a roomful of Martha Stewarts, as borne out by the sly intergenerational lust-fest "Stacy's Mom" and the Steve Miller–styled slacker workout "Bright Future in Sales." Like, say, Squeeze's Difford and Tilbrook, Collingwood and Schlesinger manage to retrofit seemingly simple songs with several levels of concept. Take, for example, the spry "Halley's Waitress," which veers from lovelorn to simply coffee-deprived in the blink of an eye. The band depart from their usual all-pop, all-the-time agenda here and there, with varying degrees of success: The country-tinged "Hung Up on You" and the fizzy psychedelia of "Supercollider" both work magic with the synapses, but a brace of limpid ballads leave a bit to be desired. Still, the unabashedly pro-fun -- and occasionally profound -- tenor of Welcome Interstate Managers points to a bright future indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2003
Label: Virgin Records Us
UPC: 0724359087528
catalogNumber: 90875

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Welcome Interstate Managers 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
fountains of wayne are awesome! They totally break the mold of the everyday rock you hear on the radio. Quite a pleasant suprise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song Stacey's mom is so cool, it is like one of my favorite songs, and coming from me that is a real commpliment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey julie is possibly one of the best songs on this cd. Its probably one of there best songs in general that leave the biker and sink to the bottom are probably best... yea but if u want to hear some sick music u should check out dispatch or guster
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd rox!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Welcome Interstate Managers! I wanted to get the CD because of "Stacy's Mom", but I was reluctant to buy the CD at first because of what happened the last time I bought a CD for just one song. I was completely amazed, though! Between the catchy rhythim and the great lyrics, you can't help but fall in love with the guys. I love their style. My favorite song on the CD has to be "Bright Future in Sales" or "Hackensack", but it is difficult to choose because they are all awesome. I would definitely recommend Fountains of Wayne to all my friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOOOOVE STACYS MOM! THE SONG I MEAN
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not one who can professionally deconstruct artists, but what I can say about this particular recording and band is, the more I listen to it the more I am in love with it. Feelings over intellect? Perhaps, but I think I know talent when I hear it and these guys have it. Refreshing songs for this weary 44 yr old.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What an absolute work of art! The lyrics range from somber to laugh-out-loud funny. And the music...sensational. I have been a fan of FoW since their first CD, which had a lot of alt-rock-pop tunes that stuck with you. Then, Utopia Parkway followed in similar fashion. But, Welcome Interstate Managers is one of the best CD's that I have ever owned or listened to. Songs like "Stacy's Mom", "No Better Place" (favorite), "All Kinds of Time", "Bought For a Song" and "Supercollider" are wonderfully catchy tunes. I hope that some of these songs from this CD (besides "Stacy's Mom") get some serious airplay on the radio. This intelligent, witty and gifted band deserves some recognition. Hopefully, the Grammy nominators will get a taste of this medicine to cure some of the one-hit-o'holics that drone on the airwaves during their fifteen minutes of fame. Don't be shy...give it a try! And like 'Joe Rey'...I hope they don't stop 'point-point-pointin' the finger'...to the top of the charts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone looking for fun should buy this album immediately. All the catchy lines, clever lyrics, and irresistable hooks you would expect from the band. The first few songs are just plain head bobbing joy, followed by a lot of great slower numbers. I love Fountains of Wayne so much.
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