16 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

cadensmomma ,

where do they get these writers??

this is an awesome album and i don't know why this reveiwer only focused on 'the distance'- which is personally my least favorite on the album- and choose to bash cake- obviously not a fan- why don't they get people without the chip on the shoulder like this reviewer to write these things?!

suzy creamcheese ,

Yes, Ignore the iTunes Review

Cake has always been misunderstood by critics, who don't like it when bands are smarter than they are. Fortunately, fans of the band tend to be independent thinkers, so the critical opprobrium hasn't hurt sales. If you want to form an independent opinion, just listen to the controversial cover of "I Will Survive," below. "Too ironic!" say critics, making me wonder how they can be typing with their fingers jammed into their ears. What's genius about that cover is that it SEEMS ironic at first listen, then the love starts seeping through, and you realize that it maintains a perfect, impossible balance between irony and reverence. It's that balance that's characteristic of Cake, not pure irony. They see what's cheezy about disco--or racecars or romance--but they love them anyway. The album holds up very well, even overplayed numbers such as "The Distance." My favorite song, however, is the sad-exasperated-confused-and, yes, ironic "It's Coming Down." If you're new to the album, sample the three I've mentioned, then, if you like 'em, come back for the rest.

simplicit ,

What a Disgraceful Review!

i am not an avid fan of cake myself but this reviewer is simply awful... i hope that whoever wrote such a terribly indecent critique gets fired, abandoned by their loved ones, and then run over by a tractor and torn to shreds by a pack of angry beagles.
I bite my thumb at you reviewer!!

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