'Traffic and Weather' Report Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the latest album from Fountains of Wayne. It's the band's first collection of songs in four years.
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Fountains of Wayne, the band led by songwriters Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood, has a new album called Traffic and Weather, their first collection of new songs in four years.

The band came close to becoming a mass-audience act in 2003 with the hit single and music video for their song "Stacy's Mom." More recently, Schlesinger wrote the parody-pop songs for the recent Drew Barrymore-Hugh Grant movie Music & Lyrics.

The new album turns out to be a deeper exploration of the central question about Fountains of Wayne — are they making potential hit songs, or satirizing them?

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