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Fountains of Wayne Bubble with Power Pop

Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 28 November 1996

ADAM SCHLESINGER is a busy boy. His band, Fountains of Wayne, has just released its debut album, a winning blast of power pop with textures that range from noisy guitar sizzle to wispy balladry. His other band, Ivy, is working on its second album. What's more, he recently co-founded a record label, Scratchie, with D'Arcy and James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins. As if all that isn't enough, Schlesinger's song 'That Thing You Do!', three delightful minutes of mock-1964 sparkle he wrote for the Tom Hanks movie of the same name, has become a genuine hit for the film's fictitious band, the Wonders.

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