Living Things (Matthew Sweet album)

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This article is about the Matthew Sweet album. For the Linkin Park album, see Living Things (Linkin Park album).
Living Things
Studio album by Matthew Sweet
Released September 7, 2004
Recorded July–August 2002
Genre Alternative rock
Label RCAM Records
Matthew Sweet chronology
Kimi Ga Suki
Living Things
Under the Covers, Vol. 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]

Living Things is the ninth studio album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on RCAM Records in 2004.


The album was met with little commercial success, but with favorable reviews. Review aggregating website Metacritic reports a normalized score of 70% based based on 9 reviews.[3] Uncut magazine wrote that Living Things was "as ambitious and compelling as psych-tinged pop gets."


The song, "Cats Vs. Dogs", was featured in the film, Garfield: The Movie.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Matthew Sweet.

  1. "The Big Cats of Shambala"
  2. "You're Not Sorry"
  3. "Dandelion"
  4. "Push the Feelings"
  5. "In My Tree"
  6. "Cats Vs. Dogs"
  7. "I Saw Red"
  8. "In My Time"
  9. "Sunlight"
  10. "Season is Over"
  11. "Tomorrow"

Japanese Copy Control CD version was released with two bonus tracks:[4]

  1. "Walk on the Edge (Demo)"
  2. "Season Is Over (Demo)"


  • Matthew Sweet – vocals, guitar, bass, theremin, e-bow, clavioline
  • Van Dyke Parks – piano, organ, electric harpsichord
  • Greg Leisz – slide guitar, mandolin
  • Doug Lacy – steel drums
  • Tony Marsico – double bass
  • Ric Menck – drums, percussion
  • Peter Phillips – guitar
  • Roger Handy – harmonica