Out-of-State Plates (2005) Instantly making a lot of bootleg compilations obsolete, this two-disc collection, Out-of-State Plates , of "non-album tracks etc. 1996 — 2005" from these beloved cult… 2005-06-28 Fountains of Wayne Indie Rock Pop
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Out-of-State Plates (2005)

'OUT-OF' THIS WORLD Plates is smashing
'OUT-OF' THIS WORLD Plates is smashing

Details Release Date: Jun 28, 2005; Lead Performance: Fountains of Wayne; Genres: Indie Rock, Pop

Instantly making a lot of bootleg compilations obsolete, this two-disc collection, Out-of-State Plates, of ''non-album tracks etc. 1996 — 2005'' from these beloved cult popsmiths, Fountains of Wayne, culls rarities eternal (''I Know You Well,'' a Beatlesque No. 1 hit in an alternate universe) and ephemeral (''Half a Woman,'' more worthy of They Might Be Giants on an off night). Two new tunes and Howard Stern's favorite cover version of ''. . .Baby One More Time'' are included. Essential listening, especially for those who only know ''Stacy's Mom.''

Originally posted Jul 08, 2005 Published in issue #829 Jul 15, 2005 Order article reprints