Hooky, raw, fun and moving
SUNSHINE LIES grabbed me with a guitar sound that's even rawer than many of Matthew Sweet's previous works...and he does like to get a kind of raunchy raw sound to his playing to begin with. There is almost an instrumental incoherence tugging at many of the cuts, but yet they stick together magically, and it creates an exciting listen. The power and pop and gloss of the songs emerges from the din over the course of repeat plays...and you should repeat. I am...over and over. A great new record from Mr. Sweet.