Complete List Of Matthew Sweet Albums And Discography

Matthew Sweet Albums

This Complete List Of Matthew Sweet  Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Matthew Sweet studio albums. The band was first formed in  The group hails from the area of  This complete Matthew Sweet discography also includes every single Matthew Sweet live album. All these spectacular Matthew Sweet albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Matthew Sweet album as well as all original Matthew Sweet album covers. Every album listed below showcases the entire Matthew Sweet album tracklisting.

MATTHEW SWEET ALBUMS

Inside

Released 1986

“Inside” was Matthew Sweet’s debut studio album. Though it did not achieve much commercial success, it was a significant start that hinted at Sweet’s later prominence in the power pop scene.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars. There were many great guest appearances on the album including Mike Campbell, Aimee Mann, and members of The Bangles. It was produced by David Anderle. It was released on Sony Music. The album was recorded at multiple locations during 1986.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Quiet Her” – 4:12
  2. “Blue Fools” – 4:03
  3. “This Above All” – 4:44
  4. “Save Time for Me” – 3:28
  5. “By Herself” – 3:52
  6. “Half Asleep” – 2:48
  7. “Tourists” – 4:06
  8. “Don’t Cry” – 3:52

Earth

Released 1989

“Earth” was Matthew Sweet’s second studio album. It is characterized by its more mature sound compared to his debut album.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Robert Quine on guitar, and Fred Maher on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Fred Maher. It was released on A&M Records. It was recorded during 1988.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Easy” – 3:30
  2. “When I Feel Again” – 4:08
  3. “Good Friend” – 3:17
  4. “Love I Trusted” – 4:24
  5. “Wind and the Sun” – 3:15
  6. “Children of Time (Forever)” – 3:39
  7. “Love” – 4:02
  8. “Rosy Jack World” – 2:58

Girlfriend

Released 1991

“Girlfriend” was a critical and commercial success. This album is considered one of Sweet’s best works and a classic in the power-pop genre.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Lloyd Cole on lead guitar, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Fred Maher. It was released on Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded at Axis Studios in New York in 1990.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Divine Intervention” – 5:37
  2. “I’ve Been Waiting” – 3:36
  3. “Girlfriend” – 3:40
  4. “Looking at the Sun” – 4:16
  5. “Winona” – 4:59
  6. “Evangeline” – 6:29
  7. “Day for Night” – 2:55
  8. “Thought I Knew You” – 2:58
  9. “You Don’t Love Me” – 5:22
  10. “I Wanted to Tell You” – 4:32

Altered Beast

Released 1993

“Altered Beast” was a follow-up to the successful “Girlfriend” album. The album was well received but did not achieve the commercial success of its predecessor.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Robert Quine on guitar, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Richard Dashut. It was released on Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded at multiple locations in 1992.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dinosaur Act” – 4:05
  2. “Devil with the Green Eyes” – 4:43
  3. “The Ugly Truth” – 3:19
  4. “Time Capsule” – 3:56
  5. “Someone to Pull the Trigger” – 3:55
  6. “Knowing People” – 4:25
  7. “Life Without You” – 2:18
  8. “Intro” – 2:33
  9. “Ugly Truth Rock” – 2:58
  10. “Do It Again” – 3:33

100% Fun

Released 1995

The album was both a commercial and critical success, with many praising its tight songwriting and catchy hooks. It was certified Gold and has often been cited as one of the best power pop records of the ’90s.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Brendan O’Brien on various instruments, and Stuart Johnson on drums. It was produced by Brendan O’Brien. It was released on Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded in 1994 at Southern Tracks in Atlanta.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sick of Myself” – 3:39
  2. “Not When I Need It” – 3:28
  3. “We’re the Same” – 3:03
  4. “Giving It Back” – 3:27
  5. “Everything Changes” – 3:49
  6. “Lost My Mind” – 4:42
  7. “Come to Love” – 3:43
  8. “Walk Out” – 2:52
  9. “I Almost Forgot” – 3:24
  10. “Super Baby” – 3:15

Blue Sky on Mars

Released 1997

The album was well-received but did not achieve the same level of commercial success as his earlier works.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Greg Leisz on various instruments, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Brendan O’Brien. It was released on Zoo Entertainment. The album was recorded in 1996.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Come to California” – 3:47
  2. “Back to You” – 3:26
  3. “Where You Get Love” – 3:36
  4. “Hollow” – 3:55
  5. “Behind the Smile” – 3:48
  6. “Until You Break” – 3:46
  7. “Over It” – 4:28
  8. “Heaven and Earth” – 4:33
  9. “All Over My Head” – 4:27
  10. “Into Your Drug” – 3:53

In Reverse

Released 1999

This album was critically acclaimed and was considered by some critics to be a creative peak for Sweet.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Greg Leisz on various instruments, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Jim Scott. It was released on Volcano Entertainment. The album was recorded in 1998.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Millennium Blues” – 4:00
  2. “If Time Permits” – 3:03
  3. “Beware My Love” – 6:20
  4. “Faith in You” – 3:26
  5. “Hide” – 2:45
  6. “Future Shock” – 4:12
  7. “Split Personality” – 4:03
  8. “I Should Never Have Let You Know” – 3:52
  9. “Trade Places” – 4:04
  10. “What Matters” – 3:26

Kimi Ga Suki

Released 2003

This album was initially released in Japan, as it was primarily intended to be a gift for Japanese fans. It was later released in the United States in 2004.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Greg Leisz on various instruments, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Cutting Edge Records in Japan and Superdeformed Records in the U.S. The album was recorded in 2002.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Dead Smile” – 4:05
  2. “Morning Song” – 4:35
  3. “The Ocean in-Between” – 3:27
  4. “I Love You” – 3:28
  5. “I Don’t Want to Know” – 4:01
  6. “Warning” – 4:06
  7. “Spiral” – 4:14
  8. “Love is Gone” – 4:14
  9. “Wait” – 2:54
  10. “Tonight We Ride” – 3:17

Living Things

Released 2004

This album was recorded during the same time period as “Kimi Ga Suki,” and it has a more introspective and acoustic tone compared to Sweet’s other works.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Greg Leisz on various instruments, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on RCAM Records. The album was recorded in 2003.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Big Cats of Shambala” – 3:50
  2. “You’re Not Sorry” – 4:00
  3. “Push the Feelings” – 4:06
  4. “In My Tree” – 4:09
  5. “Dandelion” – 3:17
  6. “In My Time” – 3:53
  7. “Cats Vs. Dogs” – 3:19
  8. “I Saw Red” – 3:43
  9. “Season is Over” – 3:58
  10. “Tomorrow” – 4:16

Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (with Susanna Hoffs)

Released 2006

This is the first in a series of collaborative albums with Susanna Hoffs. The album is a collection of cover songs from the 1960s.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Susanna Hoffs on vocals and guitars, and various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. It was released on Shout! Factory. The album was recorded in 2005.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I See the Rain” – 3:46
  2. “And Your Bird Can Sing” – 2:12
  3. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” – 3:43
  4. “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” – 4:38
  5. “Cinnamon Girl” – 2:46
  6. “Alone Again Or” – 3:15
  7. “Warmth of the Sun” – 3:06
  8. “Different Drum” – 2:52
  9. “The Kids Are Alright” – 2:53
  10. “Sunday Morning” – 3:16

Sunshine Lies

Released 2008

This album was praised for its lush production and complex songwriting, although it did not receive as much commercial attention as his earlier works.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Richard Lloyd on lead guitar, and Ric Menck on drums. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Shout! Factory. The album was recorded in 2007.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Time Machine” – 4:03
  2. “Room to Rock” – 4:09
  3. “Byrdgirl” – 4:18
  4. “Flying” – 4:38
  5. “Feel Fear” – 4:44
  6. “Let’s Love” – 3:33
  7. “Sunshine Lies” – 3:20
  8. “Pleasure Is Mine” – 3:55
  9. “Daisychain” – 4:00
  10. “Around You Now” – 3:37

Under the Covers, Vol. 2 (with Susanna Hoffs)

Released 2009

The second collaborative album with Susanna Hoffs focuses on cover songs from the 1970s. Songs ranged from covers Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty songs and more. This was a cool album.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Susanna Hoffs on vocals and guitars, and various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. It was released on Shout! Factory. The album was recorded in 2008.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sugar Magnolia” – 3:32
  2. “Go All the Way” – 3:30
  3. “Second Hand News” – 2:52
  4. “Bell Bottom Blues” – 4:51
  5. “All the Young Dudes” – 3:48
  6. “You’re So Vain” – 4:26
  7. “Here Comes My Girl” – 4:28
  8. “I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People” – 6:22
  9. “Hello It’s Me” – 3:51
  10. “Willin'” – 3:27

Modern Art

Released 2011

This album received positive reviews and was considered by critics to be one of his more adventurous works.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, with contributions from various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Proper Records. The album was recorded in 2010.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Oh, Oldendaze!” – 4:19
  2. “Ivory Tower” – 4:00
  3. “She Walks the Night” – 3:59
  4. “When Love Lets Go I’m Falling” – 3:19
  5. “Ladyfingers” – 3:35
  6. “A Little Death” – 3:44
  7. “Late Nights with the Power Pop” – 4:33
  8. “Baltimore” – 4:19
  9. “My Ass Is Grass” – 3:38
  10. “December Dark” – 4:41

Under the Covers, Vol. 3 (with Susanna Hoffs)

Released 2013

The third collaborative album with Susanna Hoffs focuses on cover songs from the 1980s.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, Susanna Hoffs on vocals and guitars, and various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs. It was released on Shout! Factory. The album was recorded in 2012.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sitting Still” – 3:21
  2. “Girls Talk” – 3:40
  3. “Big Brown Eyes” – 3:28
  4. “Kid” – 3:28
  5. “Free Fallin'” – 4:21
  6. “Save It for Later” – 3:39
  7. “They Don’t Know” – 3:01
  8. “The Bulrushes” – 4:09
  9. “Our Lips Are Sealed” – 3:04
  10. “How Soon Is Now?” – 6:21

Tomorrow Forever

Released 2017

This album was funded through Kickstarter and features a return to Sweet’s power-pop roots.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, along with various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Honeycomb Hideout. The album was recorded in 2016.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Trick” – 3:14
  2. “Entangled” – 3:19
  3. “Pretty Please” – 3:30
  4. “You Knew Me” – 4:17
  5. “Circle” – 3:48
  6. “Haunted” – 4:09
  7. “Country Girl” – 4:24
  8. “Off the Farm” – 3:10
  9. “Nobody Knows” – 3:35
  10. “The Searcher” – 3:54

Tomorrow’s Daughter

Released 2018

This album was initially released as a collection of bonus tracks for “Tomorrow Forever,” but it was later released as a standalone album.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, along with various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Honeycomb Hideout. The album was recorded in 2016.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Belong to You” – 3:49
  2. “Run Away” – 3:52
  3. “Lady Frankenstein” – 4:00
  4. “Years” – 4:20
  5. “Out of My Misery” – 4:03
  6. “Something Someone” – 3:34
  7. “Girl with Cat” – 3:41
  8. “Now Was the Future” – 4:19
  9. “Ever After” – 3:42
  10. “Show Me” – 3:48

Wicked System of Things

Released 2018

This was a limited-edition album released on Record Store Day Black Friday. Don’t you love Record Store Day?

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, along with various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Honeycomb Hideout. The album was recorded in 2017.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Wicked System of Things” – 4:29
  2. “Entangled” – 3:09
  3. “The Biggest Lie” – 3:51
  4. “The Great Divide” – 4:07
  5. “The Power” – 3:59
  6. “Give a Little” – 4:10
  7. “Best of Me” – 3:42
  8. “Pull the Strings” – 3:31
  9. “Eternity Now” – 3:57
  10. “Reaching Out” – 4:25

Catspaw

Released 2021

This is the latest album from Matthew Sweet and is characterized by his signature blend of power-pop and rock.

The album featured Matthew Sweet on vocals and guitars, along with various session musicians. It was produced by Matthew Sweet. It was released on Omnivore Recordings. The album was recorded in 2020.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Blown Away” – 4:03
  2. “Give a Little” – 3:44
  3. “Challenge the Gods” – 4:08
  4. “Come Home” – 3:53
  5. “Drifting” – 3:54
  6. “Best of Me” – 4:03
  7. “Stars Explode” – 4:05
  8. “Hold on Tight” – 4:00
  9. “At a Loss” – 3:47
  10. “No Surprise” – 3:55

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