Re: and movies and genres (long post)
I listened to the Mother Love Bone and Mad Season this morning. You're right about the former, it's not for me. Funk-metal poppy stuff with a boastful singer. The latter is better, but kinda drab overall. As per a review quoted on the wiki: "It's big trouble when one of the most upbeat songs is called 'Lifeless Dead'" lol
I like the first Fountains of Wayne album. Utopia Parkway just goes too far in the cutesy direction for me.