is a 1999 album
by Fountains of Wayne
, released through Atlantic Records. It was the follow-up to the band's 1996 self-titled debut
; like its predecessor, it showcases upbeat, power pop music
Following this album, Fountains of Wayne was dropped by their label, Atlantic Records
, after sales failed to meet expectations. As well, the band had a growing dispute with the company after it decided not to release the song "Troubled Times" as a single.
Utopia Parkway is also the name of a major street that connects the neighborhoods of Utopia
and several other neighborhoods in the Queens
borough of New York City
. The street sign on the album cover is from this street.
All songs written by Chris Collingwood
- "Utopia Parkway"
- "Red Dragon Tattoo"
- "Hat and Feet"
- "The Valley of Malls"
- "Troubled Times"
- "Go, Hippie"
- "A Fine Day For a Parade"
- "Amity Gardens"
- "Laser Show"
- "Lost in Space"
- "Prom Theme"
- "It Must Be Summer"
- "The Senator's Daughter"
- "I Know You Well" (Japan bonus track)
was named an "Album of the Week" by People Magazine
in 1999 upon its release, and got very good reviews in major media outlets.
The album contains two... Read More