Prolonging the Magic

Cake - Prolonging the Magic
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Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #80 / 91
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Based on 18 ratings
October 6, 1998 / Release Date
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Capricorn / Label
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I bought this album on CD from a thrift store in my town for 50 cents. I wasn't particularly impressed with it at the time and I'm not particularly impressed with it now. However, I've got to admit there are some catchy songs on this album. Tracks like 'Guitar' 'Sheep Go to Heaven' and 'Let Me Go' are undeniably fun songs despite their simplicity and the lack of anything particularly original or substantive in the lyrics.

On the other hand, there are many songs on this album that make ... read more
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59
Without a single radio hit or song that really stands out, Prolonging the Magic is just Cake being Cake, nothing really special, but a set of tracks that is a decent listen. The entirety of this album is the same sort of tracks that filled the space between the more popular (and better) songs on their previous albums.

fav tracks: Satan Is My Mirror, Mexico (standout)
tha138
58
Repetition, most of the times, isn't prolonging the magic, but on the contrary, it sees the magic off.
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Track List

  1. Satan Is My Motor
  2. Mexico
  3. Never There
  4. Guitar
  5. You Turn the Screws
  6. Walk on By
  7. Sheep Go to Heaven
  8. When You Sleep
  9. Hem of Your Garment
  10. Alpha Beta Parking Lot
  11. Let Me Go
  12. Cool Blue Reason
  13. Where Would I Be? 
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