Cake: Fashion Nugget

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1996

Fashion Nugget gave us the two major hits The Distance and the bands rendition of I Will Survive but those aren’t the only songs that make this album great. Fashion Nugget almost sounds like it came from another time as it blends elements of classical rock and jazz with more modern sounding alternative rock. The vocal delivery is monotone and at times almost feels boarder line spoken but always stays in step with the music.  This is a big part of what makes the bands sound unique and special. This is an album that when you press play it draws you into the atmosphere it creates and works so effectively. This albums greatness has transcended time.

1. Frank Sinatra   5 stars
2. The Distance   5 stars
3. Friend Is A Four Letter Word   4 stars
4. Open Book   4 stars
5. Daria   4.5 stars
6. Race Car Ya-Yas   4 stars
7. I Will Survive   5 stars
8. Stickshifts and Safetybelts    3.5 stars
9. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps   4 stars
10. It’s Coming Down   4 stars
11. Nugget   4 stars
12. She’ll Come Back To Me   4 stars
13. Italian Leather Sofa    4 stars
14. Sad Songs and Waltzes    3.5 stars

Grade: 83.57 (C)

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