Lose your heart to 'I've Been Waiting', break your heart to 'You Don't Love Me, then dance holes in your carpet to 'Girlfriend'. This is a truly classic album: every song is fresh, yet has an immediacy which makes you believe it's been your favourite album for years. Matthew Sweet's melodies here may be deceptively warm and chiming, with shades of the Beatles, Byrds and Tom Petty, but some of the lyrics carry a hidden dose of the weariness which comes out on his later albums, adding a little bite to the arrangements. 'Girlfriend' has been with me through school, college, cataclysmic and catastrophic relationships, and I still never grow over-familiar with it. Don't understand why England's never gone for Matthew Sweet - he's fantastic, and this is his best album. Buy it.