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  • Summary: This is the fourth album for the Sacramento-based alternative rockers best known for their hits "Never There" and "The Distance."
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Alternative Press
    80
    Comfort Eagle is infinitely smarter, smarmier and catchier than Weezer's Green Album. [Oct 2001, p.79]
  2. Uncut
    80
    John McCrea's sense of subversion skates on the thin ice of their self-belittling grooves without ever quite toppling. [Jan 2002, p.131]
  3. Cake at times manage to counterbalance the smart-aleck cynicism with skilled musicianship, and when [John] McCrea drops the monotone bombast and actually sings, the songs really work.
  4. The sweetest moments come when frontman John McCrea breaks from the formula and extends his baritone beyond a single note, as on the harmony fueled ''Pretty Pink Ribbon'' and the yearning ''World of Two.''
  5. Just as little has changed on the radio front, so has Cake stuck with its market-proven formula on "Comfort Eagle."
  6. 60
    And the songs are catchy, yes. Just not so catchy that you're already singing along with them the first time you hear them.
  7. The best songs, particularly "Long Line of Cars" and "Pretty Pink Ribbon," exhibit a modern pop that is both mechanized and organic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. PaulK.
    Oct 14, 2002
    10
    This album was the first cake i ever bought, i have them all now, and it is still my favorite
  2. LarryD.
    Sep 7, 2001
    10
    This is the best Cake record yet. Once again, Vince Di Fiore's excellent trumpet sound sets Cake apart as the best alternative rock band going.
  3. AyshL.
    May 1, 2008
    10
    Amazing.
  4. JoshuaH
    Apr 30, 2003
    10
    it rocks!
  5. ExecutionerJones
    Apr 15, 2006
    10
    The funkyest tightest rockers ever!
  6. PedroF
    Aug 10, 2006
    10
    It's just great! nuff said.
  7. BWarrick
    Aug 9, 2001
    4
    NOT classic Cake. Gone are the beatuiful accoustics. Instead we have harsh electronics. Not horrible, but not what a Cake fan has come to NOT classic Cake. Gone are the beatuiful accoustics. Instead we have harsh electronics. Not horrible, but not what a Cake fan has come to expect. Buy another copy of Motorcade of Generosity instead. Expand

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