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Matthew Sweet: In Reverse

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1999

AFICIONADOS OF clean, clever, honed American pop have had to make do with meagre rations of late. Thank God that 1999 has at least produced Fountains of Wayne's marvellous, hilarious Utopia Parkway; some of us might otherwise have retreated permanently into the mildewed recesses of our powerpop archives. And now there's another gem to keep the hopes alive.

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