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The ultimate Summer record,
By A Customer
This review is from: Utopia Parkway (Audio CD)
They probably get sick of hearing it, but Fountains of Wayne do sound a lot like the Beach Boys except, you know, with irony. But since when was sounding like the Beach Boys a criticism? This is one of the neatest albums you'll ever hear - and I mean neat in the sense that there are no loose ends. Every single track fits perfectly. If you're a dreamy teenager, you'll love the tales of unrequited love and wasting Summers obsessing about someone else. If you're not a teenager any more then you're pretty much in the same position as the band. Seems like a great way for middle-aged men to reminisce. It beats talking to strangers on park benches. If you're feeling down: get in a car, wind the window down, hang your arm out, put this on and wait for the sun to shine. Someone gorgeous might just pass by and hear it...