Wednesday, May 18 2011
The talented new singer-songwriter chatted with PopMatters about his affinity for storytelling and collecting keyboards, and what inspired his debut LP, a collection of power pop songs that shine from Chicago to Charlotte.
Tuesday, April 20 2010
Monday, July 20 2009
These are power-pop covers of power-pop songs; straightforward versions that usually lay the guitar-pop sugar on even thicker than the originals did.
Monday, August 25 2008
Sweet has been low-profile for most of this decade, but Sunshine Lies is a great return to form for one of the best power-pop artists of the '90s.
Wednesday, August 20 2008
Debut album from young Alabama family is, despite its impeccable radio-ready polish, more than mere adolescent catharsis and focus-group appeal. Matthew Sweet produces.
Wednesday, June 14 2006
Girlfriend sounds as vibrant and essential as it did when it hit the streets 15 years ago.
Monday, December 20 2004
Perceived primarily as a purveyor of pure pop, Sweet seems to be the sonic inheritor of the plush soundscapes and taut packaging of the Beatles.
Tuesday, May 4 2004
Thursday, October 24 2002
Thursday, March 30 2000
For once, when an artist claimed to be happy to be spending the evening in D.C., the artist sounded wholly sincere, and not just because he apparently toured the White House earlier in the day.