Comfort Eagle On their fourth album, this California brood of minimalist rockers again pair ironic lyrics with spare instrumentation, a la their monotonal postmodern hit "The Distance."… Comfort Eagle On their fourth album, this California brood of minimalist rockers again pair ironic lyrics with spare instrumentation, a la their monotonal postmodern hit "The Distance."… Cake Rock
Music Review

Cake: Comfort Eagle (2014)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Cake; Genre: Rock

On their fourth album, this California brood of minimalist rockers again pair ironic lyrics with spare instrumentation, a la their monotonal postmodern hit ''The Distance.'' But the sweetest moments come when frontman John McCrea breaks from the formula and extends his baritone beyond a single note, as on the harmony-fueled ''Pretty Pink Ribbon'' and the yearning ''World of Two.''

Originally posted Aug 03, 2001 Published in issue #607 Aug 03, 2001 Order article reprints