Matthew Sweet - Modern Art
There are precious few pop songwriters of his generation that can hold a candle to Matthew Sweet. He returns with a batch of new songs, Modern Art, on September 27th.
There are a handful of new tricks, like some wonky guitar and vocal effects on "Oh, Oldendaze!"or a George Harrison-esque aside with "My Ass Is Grass", but most of the album is typical Sweet. "She Walks The Night" is a built on a solid melody that is a staple of his repertoire. Add a groove and you have "Late Nights With the Power Pop", not quite a call-to-arms, but a fun cut nonetheless.
Sweet revisits his more dreamy side with "When Love Let's Go I'm Falling", a track that evokes memories of "Nothing Lasts". With "Ladyfingers" he gives us potentially his most nasty blues rock episode.
Sure, Matthew Sweet may never produce another album quite as good as Girlfriend or 100% Fun, but records in that stratosphere are few and far between. Let's just sit back and enjoy Modern Art for the solid pop rock album it is.
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