Cake – Fashion Nugget

★★★★★

  1. Frank Sinatra: 👍🏻
  2. The Distance: 👍🏻
  3. Friend Is a Four Letter Word: 👍🏻
  4. Open Book: 👍🏻
  5. Daria: 👍🏻
  6. Race Car Ya-Yas: 👍🏻
  7. I Will Survive: 👍🏻
  8. Stickshifts and Safetybelts: 👍🏻
  9. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps: 👍🏻
  10. It’s Coming Down: 🤷‍♂️
  11. Nugget: 👍🏻
  12. She’ll Come Back to Me: 🤷‍♂️
  13. Italian Leather Sofa: 👍🏻
  14. Sad Songs and Waltzes: 👍🏻


This is easily one of my favorite albums. It might even be #1. I haven’t listened to it yet this year, simply because I’ve heard it so many times that it almost didn’t seem fair. I decided to listen to it today because I went out to work at a coffee shop instead of working from my home office. Unsurprisingly, it was loud there and I wanted something to put on to drown out the other customers, that I knew I would enjoy, and the fact that it was already downloaded to my phone helped since the wifi here is super crappy.

One thing that struck me while listening to Fashion Nugget today is just how weird most of these lyrics are. Because I love the music so much, it’s something I usually don’t notice. It also occurred to me how diverse the styles are. I Will Survive is a cover of a Disco song, and Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps isn’t even originally in English. Then there’s Stickshifts and Safetybelts which is arguably a country song, and the album wraps up with a waltz! And yet Cake manage to make them all fit together in a single album. It’s quite an achievement.

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