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Out of State Plates (Dig)

Out of State Plates (Dig)

flexfield5Out-of-State Plates is the byproduct of nearly a decade of Fountains of Wayne’s stellar power-pop pursuits. The 28 performances (two other tracks are brief, snarky radio excerpts) culled together on this double-disc anthology may represent demos and previously unreleased leftovers from the band’s three albums, but their consistent quality belies any notion of the extraneous. Also spotlighted are two new performances: the rollicking rush “Maureen” and the infectious, pop-souful “The Girl I Can’t Forget.” An eclectic slate of covers ranges from wistful takes on Jackson Browne’s “These Days” and ELO’s “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” to a spry, countrified version of Gene Pitney’s “Today’s Teardrops” and their delicious, barely tongue-in-cheek cult-fave version of Britney Spears’s “…Baby One More Time.” Another delight is “California Sex Lawyer,” while the mirthful “I Want an Alien for Christmas” and “The Man in the Santa Suit” offer up some welcome holiday cheer. The package also includes a track-by-track commentary by band mainstays Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger. –Jerry McCulley

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