Album artwork for Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022) by Fountains Of Wayne

Not since Ray Davies has a songwriter been able to craft such sharply observed vignettes in the space of a three-minute pop song like the late Adam Schlesinger. And on 2007’s Traffic and Weather, Fountains of Wayne’s fourth album, Schlesinger took his art to a new level, singing short stories as varied as crushing on a DMV clerk ("Yolanda Hayes"), celebrating the sexiness of a car not generally considered sporting ("92 Subaru"), being broke ("Strapped for Cash") and having luggage lost by an airline ("Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim"). And while it lacks a radio-friendly hit like “Stacy’s Mom”—it should be mentioned that Chris Collingwood only contributed three songs to this record—there are still earworms aplenty, particularly on “I-95,” Collingwood’s “Seatbacks and Traytables,” and the title tune.

Fountains Of Wayne

Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022)

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Album artwork for Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022) by Fountains Of Wayne
LP

$29.99

Gold/Black Swirl

Limited to 3500 copies
Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

RLGM1424.1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Fountains Of Wayne

Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022)

Real Gone Music
Album artwork for Album artwork for Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022) by Fountains Of Wayne by Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022) - Fountains Of Wayne
Album artwork for Traffic and Weather (RSD Black Firday 2022) by Fountains Of Wayne
LP

$29.99

Gold/Black Swirl

Limited to 3500 copies
Released 11/25/2022Catalogue Number

RLGM1424.1

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Not since Ray Davies has a songwriter been able to craft such sharply observed vignettes in the space of a three-minute pop song like the late Adam Schlesinger. And on 2007’s Traffic and Weather, Fountains of Wayne’s fourth album, Schlesinger took his art to a new level, singing short stories as varied as crushing on a DMV clerk ("Yolanda Hayes"), celebrating the sexiness of a car not generally considered sporting ("92 Subaru"), being broke ("Strapped for Cash") and having luggage lost by an airline ("Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim"). And while it lacks a radio-friendly hit like “Stacy’s Mom”—it should be mentioned that Chris Collingwood only contributed three songs to this record—there are still earworms aplenty, particularly on “I-95,” Collingwood’s “Seatbacks and Traytables,” and the title tune.