Welcome Interstate Managers

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Welcome Interstate Managers
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Studio album by Fountains of Wayne
Released June 10, 2003
Recorded 2003
Studio Stratosphere Sound, New York City
Genre
Length 55:08
Label
Producer
Fountains of Wayne chronology
Utopia Parkway
(1999)
Welcome Interstate Managers
(2003)
Out-of-State Plates
(2005)
Singles from Welcome Interstate Managers
  1. "Stacy's Mom"
    Released: September 29, 2003
  2. "Mexican Wine"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Hey Julie"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 86/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 7.5/10[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[9]
Spin A[10]
The Village Voice A−[11]

Welcome Interstate Managers is the third studio album by the American rock band Fountains of Wayne. It was released by S-Curve Records on June 10, 2003.

Cover[edit]

The album's title was taken from a hotel marquee sign.[citation needed]

Release and reception[edit]

"Stacy's Mom" was released to radio on May 20, 2003.[12]

The album was met with commercial success and favorable reviews. Review aggregating website Metacritic reports a weighted average score of 86 out of 100 based on 24 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Covers[edit]

In 2009, Katy Perry performed a cover of "Hackensack" on MTV Unplugged.[13]

In 2011, the band The Wonder Years performed a cover of "Hey Julie" for the charity compilation album, Vs. The Earthquake. [14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger.

No. Title Length
1. "Mexican Wine" 3:23
2. "Bright Future in Sales" 3:06
3. "Stacy's Mom" 3:18
4. "Hackensack" 3:00
5. "No Better Place" 4:06
6. "Valley Winter Song" 3:35
7. "All Kinds of Time" 4:22
8. "Little Red Light" 3:35
9. "Hey Julie" 2:37
10. "Halley's Waitress" 3:35
11. "Hung Up on You" 3:59
12. "Fire Island" 2:57
13. "Peace and Love" 3:26
14. "Bought for a Song" 4:02
15. "Supercollider" 5:05
16. "Yours and Mine" 1:04
17. "Elevator Up" (Japan/iTunes bonus track) 4:02
18. "Adam's Mom" (Japan bonus track) 3:18

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne". Metacritic. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ Vanderhoff, Mark. "Welcome Interstate Managers – Fountains of Wayne". AllMusic. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (June–July 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Blender (17): 138. Archived from the original on August 20, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Beth (June 13, 2003). "Welcome Interstate Managers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Mojo (116): 108. July 2003. 
  6. ^ Martelli, Mark (June 17, 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Q (207): 104. October 2003. 
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian (June 12, 2003). "Fountains of Wayne: Welcome Interstate Managers". Rolling Stone (924). Archived from the original on December 30, 2003. Retrieved July 3, 2015. 
  9. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 307–08. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  10. ^ Greenwald, Andy (July 2003). "Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers (S-Curve/EMI)". Spin. 19 (7): 109. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 5, 2003). "Consumer Guide: Shadows in the Cave". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  13. ^ Peter Gerstenzang (2011-06-17). "Fountains of Wayne Talk Dark New Disc | Music News". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  14. ^ "The Blog • The Wonder Years - Hey Julie (Fountains Of Wayne". Makeup For The Silence. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 

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