Sound — 8
Firstly you should know that while Blink 182 and The Bloodhound Gang have made humour a strong vein in their work, Fountains Of Wayne are still the masters of irony and observation. One listen to the painful but true 'Stacy's Mom' (all about a crush on a girlfriend's mother) will underscore the fact that only Fountains Of Wayne can blend urgent rock, eighties-flava-ed rock with elegantly arched eyebrows.
Lyrics — 8
Welcome Interstate Managers lyrics are quite unique,it is a welcome aural equivalent of a great collection of short stories. Each song offers a little snippet from a life, and presenting a range of characters to fill the musical spectrum.
Overall Impression — 8
You'll Love It.