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|1. Opera Singer|
|2. Meanwhile, Rick James...|
|3. Shadow Stabbing|
|4. Short Skirt/Long Jacket|
|5. Commissioning A Symphony In C|
|6. Arco Arena|
|7. Comfort Eagle|
|8. Long Line Of Cars|
|9. Love You Madly|
|10. Pretty Pink Ribbon|
|11. World Of Two|
When two-fifths of Cake defected to form Deathray after the release of their sophomore album, Fashion Nugget, some wondered if Sacramento's answer to Camper Van Beethoven would disappear into the land of one-hit wonders--especially since Cake's lone hit, "The Distance," had been penned by departing guitarist Greg Brown. But true to bandleader John McCrea's deadpan cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Cake turned around and repeated their success with 1998's Prolonging the Magic and its infectious hit, "Never There." Now comes Comfort Eagle, and, with it, news of drummer Todd Roper's departure (which probably explains the addition of drum programming to McCrea's ever-expanding credits). Like Beck, McCrea's self-sufficiency is only matched by an overriding ironic sensibility. It serves him well on the title track where, above mock Middle Eastern drones, he takes on all poseurs ("Now his hat is on backwards, he can show you his tattoos / He's in the music business, he is calling you 'dude'"). By comparison, "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," a song that dates back to McCrae's coffeehouse years, sounds formulaic (which probably explains its selection as the album's first single). No matter, tracks like "Long Line of Cars" and "Meanwhile, Rick James..." are sufficiently intriguing to make up for it. Factor in the distinctive trumpet embellishments of Vincent DiFiore, the band's other original member, and Comfort Eagle seems guaranteed to ensure that, no matter what happens, Cake will survive. --Bill Forman
The ever strange Cake deliver an album of very well done songs but listining to the entire album gets boring. Pop it in listen to the songs individualy over a few days. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Peter M.
I've always loved Cake's special outlook on the world. It's here again on this album. "Pretty Pink Ribbon" is a good example of this - great take on girls, kind of... Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by Corvo
even if you are a hardcore KORN or 311 fan youll get a strange joy out of this album (god knows some of my friends did! Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by Willem Winterbottom
I enjoy all the previous Cake CDs - however I always felt half the tracks were fillers - although the solid tracks made up for this. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004
I love my Cake. I am a 37 year old mom who has a few Black Flag and Husker Du and Jesus & Mary Chain albums stuck back in the closet but I've turned around(somewhat). Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2003
Cake has gotta be one of the best bands of all time. This CD rocks. You can listen to it over and over again and never be bored with it. It has such a unique sound. Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by J. Tan
I own all of Cake's CD's and I love every one of them in varying degrees.
This one is my favorite.
A previous reviewer perceptively described this album as a collection of average songs done very well. This is an extremely accurate observation. Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2003 by Neil Jenkins