Album: Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes (Lojinx)

The "Stacey's Mom" hitmakers will have to work hard, this late in the day, to shake off the perception of being essentially a poor man's Weezer.

The fifth album from the New York power-poppers isn't quite up to the challenge. Unless you have a natural predisposition towards the enjoyment of self-consciously nerdy vocals and jangling harmonic songs taking a 'sideways looks' at life, Sky Full Of Holes will leave you completely unmoved.