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Utopia Parkway

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Description: Fountains of Wayne's second album is somewhat of a new thing under the sun: Pet Sounds for '90s Jersey high schoolers. Main-men Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood litter these songs with cultural references (Pink Floyd laser shows, tattoos, Puff Daddy, lavender Lexuses, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"), but their "Valley of Malls" is saturated with as much bittersweetness as that of Adam Sandler's wedding singer. The pop-savvy Schlesinger--who also puts in time as a member of Ivy and wrote That Thing You Do!'s title song--is wiseacre enough to dub a touching ELO tribute "Prom Theme," but when the al ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic / Wea
Release date: 6 April 1999
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0075678317729 UPC: 075678317729
Tags: Rock (2), 1999 (2), American (2), Album (2), Pop (1)
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