Cake / Pressure Chief : 4 of 5
Just when I was wondering when Cake would release a new CD, Amazon sent me an email to announce it! I ordered it right away, of course, being a Cake fan from their first CD. On my first listen, I thought that their previous CD was much better - these tunes seemed to be missing something. But as it lingered in my car CD player for several days, I soon found myself enjoying these songs in a whole new way. I think my problem was that Pressure Chief is a particularly sad CD - lots of the songs are about being depressed, it seems. However, they still are fantastically groovy and have a fun attitude if you look for it. Carbon Monoxide really stands out as the lightest song with hilarious lyrics, but I think the opening track Wheels is the most Cake-like. This time the funky cover tune is The Guitar Man, but I'll take I Will Survive any day over this one. If you're in the mood to groove and be dark at the same time, this is the CD for you!