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Customer Reviews

Review by Earthling

After you've had the chance to hear Girlfriend & 100% fun, you'll definitely want to hear where it all began. Earth (& the other early album: Inside) are great albums that will remind you of life in the 1980's and 90's. These are a touch more light hearted and happy than the later recordings, but none the less are a must have for those of you who are fast becoming fans. You'll also find a nice bit of back up vocals by another pop classic: Amie Mann!

Pretty Not Good

Start with "Girlfriend", but stop after "In Reverse."

...and in the beginning

If you started off with Girlfriend and progressed thru his most recent work, you'll be surprised to hear how this album differs from his subsequent ones in sound only. The quality songwriting which has become Sweet's trademark is here, present and accounted for, albeit colored by the production techniques of the day. So don't hold it against Earth that it was made two decades ago. If you can get past that, you'll be amply rewarded.

Biography

Born: October 6, 1964 in Lincoln, NE

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After spending the '80s as an unappreciated jangle pop guitarist with Oh-OK and Lloyd Cole, as well as a solo artist, Matthew Sweet emerged in 1991 as the leading figure of the American power pop revival. Like his British counterparts Teenage Fanclub, Sweet adhered to traditional songcraft, yet subverted the form by adding noisy post-punk guitar and flourishes of country-rock, resulting in an amalgam of the Beatles, Big Star, R.E.M., and Neil Young. Recorded with guitarists Richard Lloyd and Robert...
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