Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs: “Under the Covers Volume 2”
Is it possible to love a pop song just a little too much? In the case of Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs (or Sid ‘n’ Susie, as they insist on calling themselves), I’d say the answer is a clear “yes.” When the two first collaborated on Under the Covers, an album of cover songs from the 1960s, it was clearly a project born not out of vanity or artistic restlessness so much as a simple, unashamed love for the material, a sort of hear-over-heels affection for the music itself that they take with them into the next decade and the second Under the Covers album. And it’s that very love that is both the album’s single saving grace and its one major problem.
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