Fastball returns with their fifth studio album, “Little White Lies”. By and large, I enjoy the pop songwriting craft and trademark harmonies of Miles Zuniga and Tony Scalzo, which rival The Rembrandts in quality and creativity. I got hooked on them during the splash of their breakthrough record, “All the Pain Money Can By” (1998), which remains one of my favorite melodic rock records of that day. I did not enjoy the follow-up (“The Harsh Light Of Day”) so much, but loved 2004’s “Keep Your Wig On”. So the band historically has been hit and miss for me – but when they hit they knock it out of the park.