- Record Label: S-Curve Records
- Release Date: Jun 10, 2003
- Summary: The New York-based indie-pop band, led by Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, returns with a long-awaited third LP.
- Record Label: S-Curve Records
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
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Positive: 22 out of 24
Mixed: 2 out of 24
Negative: 0 out of 24
Welcome Interstate Managers is a watershed accomplishment, surpassing the band's debut in terms of whimsical pop songcraft, lyrical astuteness and blind melodic ambition.
Not only their crowning achievement to date but also one of the year's finest albums, period.
Even at their most piercingly observant, Collingwood and Schlesinger never lose their warmth for their subjects, and their lack of condescension comes through in the music, as well.
The group encapsulates the Atlantic seacoast just as 1980s twangers the dBs embodied the South and the Beach Boys captured California.
No doubt, the music that falls between the Beatles and Bacharach extremes suffers slightly from adherence to formula, but few can boast such immediately memorable melodies. What surprises, though, is the care that they take with the lighter side of their music.
This time, the one flaw may simply be that the group doesn't know when to say when.
UncutThey're diminished by trying to touch too many bases, often lapsing into sub-Oasis stodge. [Oct 2003, p.114]
Positive: 48 out of 58
Mixed: 4 out of 58
Negative: 6 out of 58
Sep 24, 2010Great! This is one of the best albums of the last decade. If you don't own it buy it now. Every song is well written and performed. It says aGreat! This is one of the best albums of the last decade. If you don't own it buy it now. Every song is well written and performed. It says a lot for an album when you know the next song is really good, but you can't hit the skip button because the one playing is just as good.… Expand
BStabileNov 13, 2003These versatile, talented, able musicians have produced a collection that my little boy (3 and a half) and I can't wait to hear whenever These versatile, talented, able musicians have produced a collection that my little boy (3 and a half) and I can't wait to hear whenever we're in the car. He calls Little Red Light "Oh no" and "Stacy's Mom" "Stacy's Mommy". Being a 48-year old fan of rock'n roll, I hear echos of Simon & Garfunkel, Smithereens, Beatles, Kinks. This is one that will have the longevity of "Can't Buy a Thrill". … Expand
DillyndSep 1, 2005this is the best cd ever made they rock the party and will rock on forever!ROCK ON
BrianMJun 21, 2003This is FOW's best album to date. Extremely catchy, polished pop-rock.
timEJan 13, 2005the Shins who? Don't believe the hype about that overrated band. This is the record that lives up to the hype and more. Get it fast! Get it now!
MaxMJul 9, 2003Each album has had its strengths and this one is equal to its predecessors in every aspect. One of the year's ten best so far!
DavidWNov 8, 2003this band and this album suck
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