Best Of 2011, Guest Editors: Fountains Of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger On Deadly Dragon Sound

As 2011 comes to an end, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite posts of the year by our guest editors.

The great Fountains Of Wayne just issued their fifth album in a career that dates back 15 years. Sky Full Of Holes (Yep Roc) was recorded by the band—vocalist/guitarist Chris Collingwood, multi-instrumentalist Adam Schlesinger, guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young—in New York City at the studio Schlesinger co-owns, and it may be the quartet’s best effort to date. Fountains Of Wayne is currently on tour, but Collingwood and Schlesinger will also be guest editing all week. Read our brand new Q&A with the dynamic duo.

Schlesinger: This is a tiny, packed, NYC record store specializing in rare Jamaican vinyl. The owner, my friend Jeremy Freeman, turned me on to lots of punk-rock and new-wave records when we were kids. At some point, he became a leading authority on Jamaican music and eventually opened this place, which he keeps stocked by making frequent trips to Kingston. In New York City, it makes perfect sense that a Jewish kid would run a Chinatown record store that sells Jamaican music (often to obsessive Japanese collectors).

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