Matthew Sweet - Sunshine Lies (2008)

Rating: 5.5/10
Eleventh studio records by Matthew Sweet is first record since Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (2006), coming up thirteen new songs via label Shout! Factory. The most boring side of rock music is plenty of follower records. Think of some Neil Young records, they're not completely perfect. Artists such as R.E.M., Nick Lowe, Neil Young release many records, only few of them good. (i run away if i see such artists with more than ten records:) Matthew Sweet does some nice works with his sweet and soft voice, also his guitars surround the voice. I loved the middle of Sunshine Lies despite weak beginning. Pleasure Is Mine coppies the whole Todd Rundgren catalog of recordings, then with Daisychain it changes to any ordinary R.E.M., Big Star and Bob Mould songs. Then, what makes Sunshine Lies so special, if it recalls many names in one record.

Sunshine Lies unfortunately disappears in front of those big rock artists. Jangle pop guitarist
seems to entertain himself by releasing another goody Matthew Sweet record. No enormous mention. By the way it's a great artwork.

Highlights: Feel Free, Sunshine Eyes, Pleasure Is Mine

Matthew Sweet - Flying

1 COMMENTS:

Anonymous said...

apert from that the recording has no soundstage at all! I wonder what he has learned over the years about recording....

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