Too pop-y and overproduced
Longtime fans of Matt will be disappointed by the electronic backbeats and pop-y overproduction of this album. Matt does better when it’s just him, his lyrics, and a guitar. He is too good of a musician to hide behind all of the other stuff, it takes away from what Matt does best. He has recently said he feels like his writing has gotten to a real, exposed, and honest place now but all the synth pop production hides his goodness. His lyrics make him stand out, but the production on this album make him sound like everyone else out there now, which is a shame.
“Used To Be” may be the best song he’s ever written
My most fav album so far!! All good!!!
Latest soul search
Not as moody and downer as the title suggests. Just a nice listen to reminisce or think forward to great loves. As mentioned earlier, you do find synth finger snaps and claps on a few songs, but overall I’m very happy with the purchase! Keep the unique twists and lyrics coming.
trying too hard
Matt Nathanson is one of THE BEST LIVE performers I've ever seen, and I know he put a lot of work into this album, but TOO much. I was dubious when I read that he was having so much trouble with the lyrics and about all of the writing collaborations. If you can't just be inspired and write the lyrics and music for your own song, it won't really inspire anyone else. I'm not a fan of over-production and I'm sorry to say that I hear many "gimmics" in this record. It is catchy, but distant.
Where has he been
I love it. Same feeling I used to get from his old music
So glad he came out with another album! Matt is my favorite live artist and I get to listen to his albums in between the live performances 💕
This is awful
What happened to the Matt that sang "Sing me Sweet" and other great songs? It's Ok, of course, to change styles, but this all seems pretty shallow and forgettable. Matt can do better!
Beautiful Album to clear your mind
By Mz pretty5
First time hearing about this artist but definitely won’t be my last! Feel good & solid music
Wasn't a huge fan of Fangs, but this one is definitely great! One of my favorites actually - so glad I preordered. The songs I like most are: Mine, Used to be, Different beds, Let you go, Gimme your love and Sadness (really great positive song, Matt only has a few LOL).