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Album: Girlfriend
# Song Title   Time
1)    Divine Intervention
2)    I've Been Waiting
3)    Girlfriend
4)    Looking at the Sun
5)    Winona
6)    Evangeline
7)    Day for Night
8)    Thought I Knew You
9)    You Don't Love Me
10)    I Wanted to Tell You
11)    Don't Go
12)    Your Sweet Voice
13)    Does She Talk?
14)    Holy War
15)    Nothing Lasts
 

Album: Girlfriend
# Song Title   Time
1)    Divine Intervention
2)    I've Been Waiting
3)    Girlfriend
4)    Looking at the Sun
5)    Winona
6)    Evangeline
7)    Day for Night
8)    Thought I Knew You
9)    You Don't Love Me
10)    I Wanted to Tell You
11)    Don't Go
12)    Your Sweet Voice
13)    Does She Talk?
14)    Holy War
15)    Nothing Lasts
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Matthew Sweet (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Leisz.
  • Personnel: Matthew Sweet (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano); Matthew Sweet; Johnny Six (vocals); Lloyd Cole, Robert Quine (guitar, electric guitar); Fred Maher (acoustic guitar, drums); Richard Lloyd (electric guitar); Greg Leisz (steel guitar); Ric Menck (drums).
  • Audio Mixer: Jim Rondinelli.
  • Recording information: Axis Studios, New York, NY (1990); Battery Studios, New York, NY (1990).
  • Editor: Scott Hull .
  • Photographer: Michael Lavine.
  • Matthew Sweet had been around for a number of years before captivating fans of great pop with this masterpiece. Whereas his early works had hinted at his ace songwriting chops, subsequent releases were never this cohesive, and often were marred by over-the-top production and a lack of a sure sense of identity.
  • On GIRLFRIEND, everything came together. The mix has just the right amount of crunch and texture, and masterful accompaniment from the likes of Robert Quine and Richard Lloyd (guitarists from seminal punk-era groups the Voidoids and Television respectively), provides an incisive, much-needed edge that perfectly plays off Sweet's easy vocal style. More than anything, though, the songs carry the day. The title track, "Divine Intervention," "Evangeline," and several others have the earmarks of perfect post-Beatles pop: soaring hooks, great arrangements, and impassioned playing. There are some down-and-dirty garage sounds on tracks like "Does She Talk," and elsewhere the mood is leavened by gentle, eloquent ballads like "Winona" (about a certain "little movie star"), "Your Sweet Voice," and bittersweet acoustic snapshots like "Thought I Knew You."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.50) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (1/23/92, p.47) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...irresistable... musically, Sweet is equally adept at balancing the tough and the tender... as a writer, he's a one-man factory of hooks..."

Spin (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]weepingly lovelorn....[H]e became an alt-rock star..."

Entertainment Weekly (12/20/91, p.72) - "...a spare and emotional stunner ...strikingly consistent songwriter...a masterpiece of spare, postmodern pop..." - Rating: A

Q (1/93, p.73) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.

Q (7/92, p.100) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...GIRLFRIEND'S 15 spiky, poignant songs about Sweet's marriage break-up and subsequent new romance build up deliciously into a little masterpiece..."

Alternative Press (5/01, p.104) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Breakup Albums" - "...Documents both the end of a relationship and the euphoric haze of a new one..."

Magnet (p.91) - "Its mountain of hooks and disarming sonic immediacy...sounds as if it's coming at the expense of its creator's sanity. That taut chemistry is a major reason why GIRLFRIEND has aged so well."

Mojo (Publisher) (4/00, pp.118-9) - "...In Japan he's huge and 1992's GIRLFRIEND explains why....silky sweet, the kind of bedroom angst that's quite simply infectious."
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