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Frosting On The Beater

The Posies

1993

Frosting On The Beater
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Frosting on the Beater is the third album by American rock band The Posies, released in 1993. It featured a darker sound than the band's prior works, in part due to production duties being handled by Don Fleming. "Dream All Day", "Solar Sister" and "Definite Door" were released as singles, with the first two getting moderate airplay and the third being the band's only single to break the UK top 75. Frosting on the Beater was the last album original drummer Mike Musburger appeared on. "Flavor of the Month" was a swipe at the many overnight-sensation grunge bands in The Posies' hometown of Seattle. "Coming Right Along" appeared on the soundtrack to the movie The Basketball Diaries (1995, Island Records). "Dream All Day" was later used as the title of the band's best-of compilation, released in 2000. The Posies later remade "Flavor of the Month" with brand-new lyrics as "Voyage of the Aquanauts" for the series Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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2.97

Votes

68

Genres

  • Rock

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Tue Feb 27 2024
2

I have friends who are huge fans of the band, but I've never really gotten into them. I find them to be second-tier power pop; and every time I listened to the band I reaffirm myself on that

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Wed Feb 14 2024
3

Very 90s alt-rock. Inoffensive but a whole lot of nothing for me.

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Sat Feb 17 2024
3

Meh, I don't think it brought anything new personally.

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Wed Apr 17 2024
5

One of the bands that shaped my musical interest and inspired me to make music myself! Sublime album from head to toe.

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Fri Feb 23 2024
4

I always get the Posies mixed up with the Pixies. I don't care for the Pixies, but I like the Posies a lot. I consider myself a power pop fan - Big Star is one of my all-time favorites, and I love Matthew Sweet and Teenage Fanclub - but I haven't really listened to much by the Posies for some reason. I'll take this as a good reason to right that wrong. This album is great. I plan to re-listen and check out more of their catalog. It's a shame Ken Stringfellow turned out to be a bad guy, but I do try to separate art from the artist in general. 4 stars.

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Mon Feb 26 2024
4

I am always here for some Power Pop

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Sun Mar 17 2024
4

1993 and an album cover that vaguely resembles Singles. I look into my crystal ball and.... ah come on, with a name like "posies" and that album cover, this is going to be soft alternagrunge. Call me Nostradamus. Ok I recognised Dream all Day. Album overall as expected. Just kinda meandering semi-grungy stuff, but I have a soft spot for it. 4/5.

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Sat May 11 2024
4

A time machine to the early 90's

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Wed Feb 14 2024
3

Seems like the sort of thing that would've been on the list.

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Sat Feb 17 2024
3

3/5 album, but 0/5 album title. This set me up for the false hope that it would be as delightful as licking frosting off the beater, and it was nowhere close.

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Mon Feb 26 2024
3

Some nice inoffensive pop music you could play for a grandmother or a sick dog.

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Fri Mar 01 2024
3

Another band recalled from my college radio days of the early to mid-90s, that I'd completely forgotten about. Surprised to discover the stuck around so long, only to be Me-Too-ed out of existence. Found most of this inoffensive but not that impressive, kind of a slacker, grunged-up Byrds vibe with pretty weak singing. The last song is very strong though.

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Tue Mar 12 2024
3

Pre-"Door" the Posies sure enough need a way to find their way in. The band possesses a lot of vocal sugar, deployed across the songs fetchingly. Understand the user selections as grunge-friendly to the book canon's Britishness and it all falls into place.

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Fri Mar 22 2024
3

Not bad, but it had nothing much extraordinary

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Thu May 09 2024
3

Decent power-pop LP that sits a bit outside the norm of what was on the main 1001 list. Runs a bit long and gets a bit homogenous at the end, but again there was a distinct lack of some 90s flash-in-the-pan genres on the main list (in favor of breakbeat and triphop??) and it’s good to see some more picks from the decade here.

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Sun Mar 03 2024
2

Interesting record, but not much of my taste

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Wed May 01 2024
2

Forgot I was listening to anything. Ao I guess it was fine 3 2

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