USA, 2003, power pop

Fountains of WayneWelcome Interstate Managers: One of the very very few power pop albums in my collection, and the only reason it’s here is because one of my friends got another of my friends this CD for a birthday present, so I heard it then and liked it. Power pop is not a genre I seek out, and I’d get really tired of it if there was too much in rotation. Everything about this album is fun and beautiful. This is power pop at its best. What I love most about this album is the bets they clearly took. “Bet you can’t make a country song using wordplay and actually make it sound good!” BAM. “Bet you can’t write a beautiful, soaring ballad about football!” BAM.

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