After the Bangles' comeback met with undeserved indifference, it seems Susanna Hoffs has gone back to her stop-start solo career with help from her sometime Ming Tea bandmate Matthew Sweet, and the result is this superb album. As a fan of sixties power-pop and rock in general, this record is like a dream come true. It's what you wish all those covers bands who clog up pubs and clubs at weekends would sound like, instead of a bunch of lardy bricklayers in faded check shirts and supermarket jeans banging out 'Smokestack Lightning' again. Hoffs and Sweet's voices blend quite magically, the instrumentation isn't wildly different from the originals (which adds to the authentic feel) but it's still unmistakably a modern record - there's none of the 'recorded on old analogue equipment and tapes' anoraky approach here that, say, the Bees have gone for - and it doesn't feel like an anachronism. This is the kind of album I could listen to again and again...oh wait, I actually have! Highspots are 'I See the Rain', 'Cinnamon Girl', 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes' and 'Care Of Cell 44'. UNCUT gave this album four stars, and their judgement's spot on. If you like good quality jangly guitar rock-pop, this album will reward you several times over.