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Album Review

Matt Keating falls somewhere between a slacker Violent Femmes and a more hungry, bitter Matthew Sweet. He bears a keen edge of cynical, disaffected ennui - pointed and biting, but pulling back from the brink of outright whining, serving up a cold dish camouflaged by the heat of a good tune. Guitars alternately chime with semi-acoustic Beatle-esque seduction, or slash in full electric anger.


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

New York-based singer/songwriter Matt Keating developed a somewhat minor cult following in the mid- to late '90s. The low-key Keating seems to have failed to connect with a larger audience, and his plucky Americana-tinged reveries and power pop recordings have been overshadowed by those of similar pop iconoclasts like Mark Kozelek (of Red House Painters), Elliott Smith, and Richard Buckner. Well over a decade later, Keating remains relatively unknown, even as he continues to write, record, and perform....
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