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New Mansions in Sound
Fastbacks
New Mansions in Sound
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1

Thank God the Fastbacks' revolving cast of drummers (three on this one: Mike Musberger, Jason Finn, and Nate Johnson) has never kept them from consistently cranking out some damn fine heavy-pop records. The secret of their...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fastbacks
Title: New Mansions in Sound
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 098787035728, 098787035711, 098787035766

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Thank God the Fastbacks' revolving cast of drummers (three on this one: Mike Musberger, Jason Finn, and Nate Johnson) has never kept them from consistently cranking out some damn fine heavy-pop records. The secret of their prolific legacy is surely the ability of the core trio--guitarist Kurt Bloch, bassist/vocalist Kim Warnick, and guitarist/vocalist Lulu Gargiulo--to mix things up while essentially staying true to their sound. New Mansions in Sound will certainly sound familiar to longtime fans. Kim and Lulu's voices, the vulnerable yet tough melodies, and Kurt's guitar heroics (always smokin', occasionally flashy) embellish these perfect pop nuggets in a manner that's pure Fastbacks. They can do the fast songs, they can do midtempo tunes, and, hell, they aren't afraid to throw in a cover or two. Yep, that's what makes every Fastbacks record I've ever heard great, and this one is no different. Not even 16 years of drummer problems can slow the Fastbacks, it seems. If anything, the continual changes have helped assure their longevity and freshness. New Mansions in Sound is one of their finest records, packed tightly with 15 amazing songs, and is certainly one of Sub Pop's finest recent releases. --Adem Tepedelen

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CD Reviews

Best Fastbacks record ever
Gary Levin | CHICAGO, IL. USA | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like great rock songs, that are fast , catchy, have dual chick vocals with excellent voices? This LP has it all and there is no way to describe the excellent songs. Buy this and change your life forever."
As Good As It Gets
Indie Fan | NH | 12/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Fastbacks, and this CD in particular, offer one of my favorite memories of college radio. They epitomized a band I felt could have sold out and changes a few things and made it big. They didn't do any of that.

All they do is continue to produce fun, fast tracks that rock. I particularly like "Fortune's Misery," one of the catchiest songs EVER! Add to it great tracks like "Find Your Way" the cover of the Who's "Girl's Eyes," and "Just Say," and you've got a very ear-pleasing piece of work here.

Buy it. This one seems to get overlooked for some reason, but it is worth the listen to and the purchase price."