Under the Covers, Vol. 1 Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet both have voices like gumdrops, which makes the spectre of Under the Covers Vol. 1 a little menacing. Each cover… Under the Covers, Vol. 1 Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet both have voices like gumdrops, which makes the spectre of Under the Covers Vol. 1 a little menacing. Each cover… 2006-04-18 Matthew Sweet Susanna Hoffs Pop Rock
Music Review

Under the Covers Vol. 1 (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 18, 2006; Lead Performances: Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs; Genres: Pop, Rock

Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet both have voices like gumdrops, which makes the spectre of Under the Covers Vol. 1 a little menacing. Each cover is built on densely layered guitars and finished with poofy harmonies, and none could be called ambitious, but there's surprising joy to be found in a couple of pros singing songs they love. Hoffs still has that adorable quaver, and Sweet supports her with steady warmth. Together they turn ''It's All Over Now, Baby Blue'' into something less monumental and more intimate than the original — a perfect late-summer pop song.

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints
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