Thursday, March 15, 2007
Not too many coins in this fountain...
Fountains of Wayne, a band with a very nice sound, put out this two-CD collection, called Out-of-State Plates.
I'd like to complain a little about it, and then state what I like, in case someone is inclined to download any of the songs.
First, let me complain about the fact that there is a short interview at the beginning of each CD. That means that I cannot plop these CDs into my discplayer and hit "shuffle" before dinner, because I do not want to be suddenly listening to some interview. These interviews should have been saved for their website.
Second, there are not enough interesting songs to warrant two CDs. More editing was needed.
Third, their version of Baby, One More Time was no where near as good as Bowling for Soup's. I appreciate the fact that the guys in the band knew a good song when they heard it (despite Britney) but--this version is boring.
That said, these are the stand-out songs, culled from Out-of-State Plates
California Sex Lawyer
Baby I've Changed
The Girl I Can't Forget
Today's Teardrops (I'm probably weird for picking that one)
and they do a good cover of Can't Get it Out of My Head
It's possible that more than this will grow on me, but overall, I was disappointed. They have a great sound, and I'm surprised that they put out so many lifeless songs.