Archive | Jan 22, 2018

Certain Songs #1107: Matthew Sweet – “The Ugly Truth”

Album: Altered Beast
Year: 1993

Robert Quine – Lead Guitar
Byron Berline – Fiddle
Ric Menck – Drums

After the utterly fresh blast of Girlfriend, it was inevitable that Altered Beast was going to be a letdown. So, like its contemporary follow-ups to classic power-pop records, Teenage Fanclub’s Thirteen and The Posies’s Frosting on the Beater, I severely underrated Altered Beast when it came out in 1993.