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. I must agree with Tower Pulse! I must say that this CD is equally as good if not better than their latest one. Great to have the first album of the band. Senior Editor Jackson Brian Griffith in his estimation of FOW as the rightful heir to the power pop throne. Each song has melodies and choruses that will stick in your mind for the longest time! I have no idea why in the world FOW are not a recognized artist. 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. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Each song has melodies and choruses that will stick in your mind for the longest time! Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping, Free Same-Day or One-Day Delivery to select areas, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. 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. Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne (1996) Audio CD: Amazon.ca: Music. As usual, good, well written songs and their trademark sound. The type of music that stays in your head. I do not understand why they are not popular? 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. This CD and Utopia Parkway have a few songs that are classics. Check 'em out man. Oh man! FoW deserve much wider recognition - whether they achieve it is down to you. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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. Unable to add item to Wish List. 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. Every song on this CD is great, but "Leave the Biker", "Survival Car", "Radiation Vibe", "Barbara H.", and "Please Don't Rock Me Tonight" are the best of the best! 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. I do not understand why they are not popular? Skip to main content. 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. Life get's better- now available on amazing quality VINYL, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2013. This album is definitely worth buying if you're into fun music. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. This CD and Utopia Parkway have a few songs that are classics. FoW deserve much wider recognition - whether they achieve it is down to you. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It makes total sense. Delivered really quickly. Delivered really quickly. Part of me never wants a relatively undiscovered personal favourite to go mainstream, but that's pure musical snobbery. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is one indescribably superb CD. 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. I am a shameless power pop fanatic, a huge fan of Big Star, 20/20, Let's Active et al. Sometimes you find new bands, sometimes they find you. They keep most of their music themes consistent. Nothing in my collection is more revered than this album of three-minute pop masterpieces. They keep most of their music themes consistent. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2015. I own better than 10,000 recorded pieces on vinyl, CD and cassette tape. I must say that this CD is equally as good if not better than their latest one. "She's got a problem," "Sink to the bottom," "Everything's ruined," and the rest of the album is power pop guitar rock at its best. The type of music that stays in your head. Supercatchy songs, great lyrics, great melodies. Oh man! This is one indescribably superb CD. One of the best and creative bands since Jellyfish. Skip to main content. 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. Check 'em out man. Very easy listening. I have no idea why in the world FOW are not a recognized artist. This album is definitely worth buying if you're into fun music. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It makes total sense. 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. Every song on this CD is great, but "Leave the Biker", "Survival Car", "Radiation Vibe", "Barbara H.", and "Please Don't Rock Me Tonight" are the best of the best! 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. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Very easy listening. Fountains of Wayne is a fun album to listen to. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 20, 2015. 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. 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. I own better than 10,000 recorded pieces on vinyl, CD and cassette tape. One of the best and creative bands since Jellyfish. Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne (1996) Audio CD. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2015. This is the best of the two FOW albums, but if you like this one a lot, I MUST recommend Utopia Parkway as well. 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. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Part of me never wants a relatively undiscovered personal favourite to go mainstream, but that's pure musical snobbery. This is the best of the two FOW albums, but if you like this one a lot, I MUST recommend Utopia Parkway as well. After buying Fountains of Wayne's latest album and loving it so much, I had to buy their first CD. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 14, 2015. Fountains of Wayne: Fountains Of Wayne: Amazon.ca: Music. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Vinyl, CD or download. Please try again. Everyone who enjoys good, creative music will love this band. Sometimes you find new bands, sometimes they find you. 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. I am a shameless power pop fanatic, a huge fan of Big Star, 20/20, Let's Active et al. Find Fountains of Wayne discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. Nothing in my collection is more revered than this album of three-minute pop masterpieces. 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. Unable to add item to Wish List. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. As usual, good, well written songs and their trademark sound. "She's got a problem," "Sink to the bottom," "Everything's ruined," and the rest of the album is power pop guitar rock at its best. 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. 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. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. 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. After buying Fountains of Wayne's latest album and loving it so much, I had to buy their first CD.

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