100% Fun

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100% Fun
Studio album by Matthew Sweet
Released March 14, 1995
Genre Alternative rock
Length 41:06
Label Zoo Entertainment
Producer Brendan O'Brien
Matthew Sweet chronology
Son of Altered Beast
(1994)
100% Fun
(1995)
Blue Sky on Mars
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (B+)[3]

100% Fun is the fifth album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on Zoo Entertainment in 1995.[1]

Release[edit]

The album was met with moderate commercial success and favorable reviews. The single "Sick of Myself" reached #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and appeared on the top 100 pop song charts of the day. Critic David Browne of Entertainment Weekly, who included 100% Fun on his year's-best list, wrote in his review that it "makes you feel as if a good pop hook can solve any crisis." [4] The title of the album was derived from Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide note.[5]

Details[edit]

The song "Sick of Myself" was covered by the band Bowling for Soup for their album Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies. In 2005, indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie also performed a cover of the song for NPR's World Cafe.[6]

The song "Everything Changes" was featured in the film The Babysitters Club.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Matthew Sweet[7]

No. Title Length
1. "Sick of Myself"   3:38
2. "Not When I Need It"   3:27
3. "We're the Same"   3:03
4. "Giving It Back"   3:28
5. "Everything Changes"   3:49
6. "Lost My Mind"   4:43
7. "Come to Love"   2:26
8. "Walk Out"   3:24
9. "I Almost Forgot"   2:54
10. "Super Baby"   3:15
11. "Get Older"   2:46
12. "Smog Moon"   4:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, theremin
  • Robert Quine – guitar
  • Richard Lloyd – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel, mandolin
  • Stuart Johnson – drums
  • Ric Menck – drums
  • Brendan O'Brien – guitar, piano, clavinet, harpsichord

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "100% Fun Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "100% Fun Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ CG: Matthew Sweet
  4. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,296800,00.html
  5. ^ Ep #9: Matthew Sweet - Stripped Down Live with Curt Smith http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFmM0m8Gch4
  6. ^ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4962378
  7. ^ "100% Fun Information". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 3, 2011.