Son of Altered Beast With his wry melodies and dry humor, Sweet comes off like the unaltered son of Lindsey Buckingham and John Hiatt. And goosed by the prickly… Son of Altered Beast With his wry melodies and dry humor, Sweet comes off like the unaltered son of Lindsey Buckingham and John Hiatt. And goosed by the prickly… Matthew Sweet
Music Review

Son of Altered Beast (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Matthew Sweet

With his wry melodies and dry humor, Sweet comes off like the unaltered son of Lindsey Buckingham and John Hiatt. And goosed by the prickly fretwork of original alternative guitar hero Richard Lloyd (Television), the mostly live EP Son of Altered Beast proves that pop can be both ''Superdeformed'' (as one track is titled) and super-delightful. B+

Originally posted Mar 18, 1994 Published in issue #214 Mar 18, 1994 Order article reprints
Advertisement

Today's Most Popular

From Our Partners