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Altered Beast

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Altered Beast

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Matthew Sweet
Producers:
Zoo
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

Matthew Sweet wears his influences (R.E.M., the Beatles, and Neil Young, in that order) on his sleeve, and his songs are like cool shirts — wear ’em, get a few compliments, put ’em back in the closet. Although Altered Beast‘s countryish ”Someone to Pull the Trigger” is a devastating poor-mouth ballad, the star of this crafty album is Television guitarist Richard Lloyd, who squeals and screeches while Sweet plays the put-upon cad. A-