Sound — 10
Cake is awesome, theres no other way to describe it. Combining funk, and alt rock and trumpets! (Not ska.) I've listened to this cd many times, and I haven't gotten sick of it. And they highlight to me, is their cover of "I Will Survive". They took that song and made it their own, using their own style, and a catchy/awesome bass line, just shows how good they are. one of the most unique bands out their.
Lyrics — 10
Well, if anyone who has listened to Cake before, you will realize that they singer is a very talented song writer, and he has never written anything I would call Cliche. Yet, he doesn't have the most talented singing voice (or at least he doesnt show it) he sing in a pretty monotone voice, to almost a comical extenet, but with the blend of that and the music, it sounds awesome.
Overall Impression — 10
If you like Pavement, Primus, you will enjoy cake. They have some other cds: Prolonging The Magic, Comfort Eagle, Motorcade Of Generosity and their newest release (Oct 5, 2004) Pressure Chief. If I lost this cd, I would def buy it again.