Ira Robbins
November 16, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

Cake

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
Go! Discs, London
genre
Rock

We gave it an B+

Ignore the band’s silly name. Loaded with bright splashes of guitar and vocal harmonies, the five-member Scottish group Trash Can Sinatras’ debut album is breezy pop with a backbeat and mercifully little attitude. Intelligent lyrics, pristine production, and tunes that stick after one spin make Cake immediately likable; imaginative arrangements that run from spare to gushy give it variety. Unlike albums by pop bands content to whip up cotton candy, ”Cake” is a satisfying and substantial confection. B+

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