Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Traffic and Weather
Fountains of Wayne
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 5/3/2007 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Savages
Theory of a Deadman


Simple
Nightmare and the Cat


Don't Kill The Magic
Magic!

“Traffic and Weather” is another fun album from the funnest (is that a word?) band of the past decade. The pop culture references, the tongue in cheek lyrics, the general fun atmosphere that only Fountains of Wayne can set, it’s all here. You can’t help but smile while you’re listening to a Fountains of Wayne album, it’s kind of their trademark. “Traffic and Weather” doesn’t really have a bad track on it. “Someone to Love” is a bouncy discoesque pop track that’s perfect for radio. “’92 Subaru” is full of references about moon roofs and TVs making it enjoyable. And the rest of the album is just as good. With the risk of typing the word fun about a billion more times in this review I’m going to stop there. But the summary is simple. This is another excellent Fountains of Wayne album that’s just as good as the previous three. Pick this up, you won’t be disappointed. It’s refreshing, it’s poppy, it pays homage to everything that was good about pop music from back in the day, and generally it’s just fun… damnit.

Upcoming Releases
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
Empires (Sept 23)
Weezer (Sept 30)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)

In Stores Now
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Colony House (July 22)
Rise Against (July 15)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC