- Summary: After a seven-year hiatus, the Sacramento band's long-awaited album mixes alt-country sounds of steel guitars with their trademark bass-and-horn combination to create their sixth playful pop/rock record.
- Record Label: Upbeat Records
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Jan 10, 2011There's more than just the Cake sound here, however, with forays into Beatles-esque day-tripping and mariachi-style border-jumping broadening the sonic scope and serving as a testament to how the band has stayed viable, one-trick pony misnomer to the contrary.
Jan 11, 20112011's Showroom Of Compassion, still finds John McCrea writing like he's tossing off random thoughts as he struggles not to be overwhelmed by the voices in his head, and singing as if he's waiting for that grilled cheese sandwich he ordered to finally show up.
Jan 11, 2011Production value has upped the ante sonically, and while there are those who might scoff at such a thing because lo-fi makes you cooler, Showroom Of Compassion does not shoot you in the eardrum with loudness battling, or undue sound effects and segues.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Jan 30, 2011Cake shows signs of maturity on their long awaited follow up to 2004's Pressure Chief. Although the single "Sick of You" is reminiscent of Cake's biggest hits, songs like Mustache Man (wasted) and Bound Away show that this band is maturing and moving in all the right directions. If you haven't seen Cake live. You're missing a great show.… Collapse
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