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Matthew Sweet: In Reverse (Zomba)

Barney Hoskyns, The Guardian, May 2000

MATTHEW SWEET began the '90s with the much-feted Girlfriend, an album of angular, bittersweet power pop markedly different from the meaty rage of Nirvana and friends. A fur-shrouded Tuesday Weld pouted kittenishly from the cover and grunge-allergic critics who knew their Big Star records backwards waxed euphoric.

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