Cake’s best. Utterly filled with catchy hits. Their cover of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” rivals the already excellent original. “Frank Sinatra” and “The Distance” are perhaps a bit overplayed, but still good none the less.

Arguably just as good are the deep cuts: “Friend is a Four Letter Word”- as biting as any Dylan put-down song. “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps”- always welcome. The rest of the minor songs work, even if a few feel like filler.

Not my favorite band in the world, but their alternative rock blending horns and dry, affecting vocals is undenyable. Here, all the pieces of the band are on the top of their game and everything just works. All around recommended!

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