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buy it for the 1st 3 songs,
This review is from: 100% Fun (Audio CD)
This isn't Sweets strongest set of songs but does contain 3 of sweets best songs in his career.
as a sweet fan, You needs to have - sick of myself - probably my favourtie sweet song - i read one review by someone for his album 'girlfriend' which stated that his work after altered beast was simply grinding crashing chords - and yes what is wrong with that?
"Sick of myself" and "Were the same" have some of the best gnarling guitars complete with nice hooks and guitar licks alongside fabulous lyrics about mind manipulation and regretting losing someone you loved for the wrong reasons - all of this with glorious sing a long choruses and great harmonies.
The rest of the album is mediocre, some songs are worth listening to a few times - but the 3 opening songs and the 2 mentioned before are worth buying this alone.
If you are wondering where to start a Matthew Sweet collection - you wouldn't do bad to start here as you will have 3 quality songs to get used to - but there are stronger sets of songs out there.