Oh man! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Senior Editor Jackson Brian Griffith in his estimation of FOW as the rightful heir to the power pop throne. Fountains of Wayne is a fun album to listen to. This CD and Utopia Parkway have a few songs that are classics. I must say that this CD is equally as good if not better than their latest one. Skip to main content. I must say that this CD is equally as good if not better than their latest one. I do not understand why they are not popular? Oh man! This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Vinyl, CD or download. I actually had to buy a second copy for my car, as I was constantly having to return home to retrieve it whenever I mistakenly forgot to bring it with me. The lyrics stuck in my head and I found myself singing "She's got a problem" in my apartment after hearing the song in my brother's car. Each song has melodies and choruses that will stick in your mind for the longest time! One of the best and creative bands since Jellyfish. The tracks on this album are equally as catchy as that of their third album, although the beats on this CD are more rock-like. As usual, good, well written songs and their trademark sound. Check 'em out man. FoW deserve much wider recognition - whether they achieve it is down to you. FoW may not be rewriting the musical landscape but they do their thing with poise, awesome lyrics and a power pop sensibility second to none. And now, just to make life even sweeter, their new record company have started reissuing their back catalogue on vinyl, great, heavyweight slabs of it. Life get's better- now available on amazing quality VINYL, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2013. Find Fountains of Wayne discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Great to have the first album of the band. The type of music that stays in your head. This album is definitely worth buying if you're into fun music. This album is definitely worth buying if you're into fun music. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. I have no idea why in the world FOW are not a recognized artist. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. After buying Fountains of Wayne's latest album and loving it so much, I had to buy their first CD. Please try again. Discovered FoW in 2007 after Traffic and Weather and having become resigned to entering my 5th decade listening to pre-90's Dad-rock & pop and becoming increasingly distanced from any current artists. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 18, 2017, good, well written songs and their trademark sound, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2016. Skip to main content. And now, just to make life even sweeter, their new record company have started reissuing their back catalogue on vinyl, great, heavyweight slabs of it. Schlesinger and Collingswood are excellent musicians and songwriters who capitalize on 60's and 70's sound in a 90's world...which is why they aren't widely appreciated. Very easy listening. Great to have the first album of the band. The lyrics stuck in my head and I found myself singing "She's got a problem" in my apartment after hearing the song in my brother's car. Sometimes you find new bands, sometimes they find you. Life get's better- now available on amazing quality VINYL, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2013. A letter to Adam Schlesinger, writer of the maddeningly catchy title track of Tom Hanks' film, "That Thing You Do," returned as a tip to his bass playing in the band Ivy, and his role as one-half of the recently formed Fountains of Wayne. Part of me never wants a relatively undiscovered personal favourite to go mainstream, but that's pure musical snobbery. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. But don't get the wrong impression: it's not like this music is totally retro...it still has a lot of 90's style, but their influences are ever-present. I am a shameless power pop fanatic, a huge fan of Big Star, 20/20, Let's Active et al. This is the best of the two FOW albums, but if you like this one a lot, I MUST recommend Utopia Parkway as well. Delivered really quickly. Supercatchy songs, great lyrics, great melodies. I am a shameless power pop fanatic, a huge fan of Big Star, 20/20, Let's Active et al. Schlesinger and Collingswood are excellent musicians and songwriters who capitalize on 60's and 70's sound in a 90's world...which is why they aren't widely appreciated. The tracks on this album are equally as catchy as that of their third album, although the beats on this CD are more rock-like. For the first time in twenty years, I not only instantly knew and sang every cut on an album but learned to play them all on guitar by the end of the first week that I purchased it. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is one indescribably superb CD. Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne (1996) Audio CD: Amazon.ca: Music. FoW may not be rewriting the musical landscape but they do their thing with poise, awesome lyrics and a power pop sensibility second to none. Nothing in my collection is more revered than this album of three-minute pop masterpieces. I do not understand why they are not popular? Although unconventional by many of the genre's lofty standards - they eschew the usual mooning teen themes in favor of razor sharp wit and intelligence - this band has no escape plan from the vault in your head which will surely entrap them. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Senior Editor Jackson Brian Griffith in his estimation of FOW as the rightful heir to the power pop throne. Unable to add item to Wish List. The type of music that stays in your head. Discovered FoW in 2007 after Traffic and Weather and having become resigned to entering my 5th decade listening to pre-90's Dad-rock & pop and becoming increasingly distanced from any current artists. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2015. FoW deserve much wider recognition - whether they achieve it is down to you. After buying Fountains of Wayne's latest album and loving it so much, I had to buy their first CD. Nothing in my collection is more revered than this album of three-minute pop masterpieces. I have no idea why in the world FOW are not a recognized artist.