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I love CAKE, really I do... BUT
on 27 January 2012
I love CAKE, really I do... I cannot play guitar, drums or trumpet, write music, OK I got grade 5 piano BUT I know a good album when I hear one and I'm afraid this isn't one from CAKE. I really wanted it to be good like Fashion Nugget or Pressure Chief, but I find this album hard to get into and it's unlikely to get played much by me. Sure there are a couple of good tracks but there aren't enough of them. CAKE have always been fun, why the politics, why open an album with Federal Funding? Earlier albums are loaded with solid tunes with clever and irreverent lyrics about cars, love and girls (they remain the only band I've heard to crowbar 'testicles' into a song's lyrics). Fans will disagree (obviously), but if you want to get into CAKE try the early stuff it's great, this is below their high standards. Sorry..... don't hate me.....