Somehow I missed Mike Long on NRO earlier this year saying that Welcome Interstate Managers, the latest disc by the band Fountains of Wayne, was going to be one of the best records of the year. I might have run right out and bought it had I seen that. As it happens, I was noodling around a record store the other day and gave the disc a listen. I was instantly addicted. I bought the disc, and can’t stop listening to it. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited by a pop album. A friend of mine who’s a big-deal national music journalist tells me that FoW are his favorite band, and that this album is definitely going to be on his Best Of 2003 list. Megadittoes to that.