While singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs tackled mostly '60s tunes on 2006's first Under the Covers collection, the follow-up, Under the Covers…
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Under the Covers Vol. 2

Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs | Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
Matthew Sweet and 
Susanna Hoffs

While singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet and Bangles
 frontwoman Susanna Hoffs tackled mostly '60s tunes on 2006's first Under the Covers collection, the follow-up, Under the Covers Vol. 2, finds them running through '70s songs such as ''You're So Vain'' and ''All the Young Dudes.''
 The result is a skilled and, if you like extremely faithful covers, enjoyable set. They even enlist Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Yes' Steve Howe to play on, respectively, ''Second Hand News'' and ''I've Seen All Good People.'' At their current rate, the pair should start performing songs from the future around Vol. 6. B

Download This: Listen to the song Willin’ on the duo’s MySpace

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Originally posted Jul 15, 2009 Published in issue #1057 Jul 24, 2009 Order article reprints