Cake – Showroom of Compassion

Cake – Showroom of Compassion

Cake! Yes please! Not the space-cake, or any other ‘sweet’ cake, but the alternative rock group from Sacramento, California.
Founded in 1991, the band released already their sixth studio album last week.
Called Showroom of Compassion, Cake finally released a new album after their last one in was released ages ago, in 2004…

For those who not know Cake; Apple recently used their track Short Skirt/Long Jacket in their latest iPod nano commercial. The same song is used as the intro for the NBC show Chuck.

So, what does Showroom of Compassion offer? Well, 11 tracks worth 40 minutes of what Cake is good in: A lot of instruments, catchy chorus, smooth tunes and a-lot-to-like.
Best tracks for me are Sick of You, Long Time and Teenage Pregnancy, and the cover of Frank Sinatra’s What’s Now Is Now does sound good as well.

Don’t expect too much of the album, it is good, but not bloody brilliant. It is quite difficult to dislike Cake, simply because the music is so likeable.
Without the pressure of a big label behind them, Cake can still do whatever they want.
And yes, stating that you recorded the album in an environmental friendly way in a solar-powered studio works well for Cake’s image.

Verdict: 6/10 The new and quirky Cake tastes good, but it will not make you start eating obsessive… if you know what I’m saying…

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