Everything's Different Now

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Everything's Different Now
Studio album by
ProducerRhett Davies, Bruce Lampcov
'Til Tuesday chronology
Welcome Home
Everything's Different Now
Coming Up Close: A Retrospective

Everything's Different Now is the third studio album by the American band 'Til Tuesday, released in 1988.[1][2] It was the band's final album.[3]


The album was produced primarily by Rhett Davies.[4] "'J' for Jules" is about Mann's ex-boyfriend Jules Shear.[5][6] "The Other End (Of the Telescope)" was cowritten by Elvis Costello.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
New Musical Express7/10[9]

The Boston Globe called Everything's Different Now "the most confessional album since Bruce Springsteen's Tunnel of Love."[10] USA Today deemed it "a touching meditation on the ebb and flow of love."[6] The Chicago Tribune labeled it a "little masterpiece of melancholy."[11] The Los Angeles Times wrote that "Mann never comes off as a bitter whiner... What comes through in these gentle but not too genteel pop songs is a profound sense of, above all, disappointment."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Everything's Different Now" (Jules Shear, Matthew Sweet) – 3:56
  2. "Rip in Heaven" (Aimee Mann, Kit Hain) – 3:31
  3. "Why Must I" (Mann) – 3:42
  4. "'J' for Jules" (Mann) – 4:26
  5. "(Believed You Were) Lucky" (Mann, Shear) – 3:38
  6. "Limits to Love" (Mann) – 3:36
  7. "Long Gone (Buddy)" (Mann, Michael Hausman) – 4:34
  8. "The Other End (Of the Telescope)" (Mann, Declan MacManus) – 3:53
  9. "Crash and Burn" (Mann, Hain) – 4:46
  10. "How Can You Give Up?" (Mann, Hausman) – 3:38


'Til Tuesday


  • Haeryung Shin – violin
  • Peter Abrams – French horn
  • Marcus Miller – additional bass on "How Can You Give Up?" and "Long Gone (Buddy)"
  • Elvis Costello – background vocals on "The Other End (Of the Telescope)"
  • Tiger Okoshi – trumpet and horn arrangement on "How Can You Give Up?"
  • Hal Crook – trombone on "How Can You Give Up?"
  • Mike Denneen – additional keyboards on "How Can You Give Up?"
  • Bruce Lampcov, Mike Denneen, Rhett Davies, Rob Jaczko, Steve Rinkoff - engineer
  • Neil Dorfsman, Rhett Davies, Rob Jaczko - mixing
  • Lara Rossignol - photography


AlbumBillboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 124

Singles – Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1988 "(Believed You Were) Lucky" Modern Rock Tracks 30
1989 "(Believed You Were) Lucky" The Billboard Hot 100 95


  1. ^ a b Wilman, Chris (20 Nov 1988). "'Til Tuesday: Art from a Broken Heart". Calendar. Los Angeles Times. p. 89.
  2. ^ Novak, Ralph (Dec 12, 1988). "Everything's Different Now". People. 30 (24): 35.
  3. ^ "'Til Tuesday Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  4. ^ Mackie, John (17 Dec 1988). "Recordings". Vancouver Sun. p. D2.
  5. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (19 June 1988). "Pop Eye". Calendar. Los Angeles Times. p. 90.
  6. ^ a b Milward, John (17 Nov 1988). "Pop". USA Today. p. 4D.
  7. ^ Lepage, Mark (26 Jan 1989). "'Til Tuesday, Everything's Different Now". The Gazette. Montreal. p. B5.
  8. ^ Everything's Different Now at AllMusic
  9. ^ Dellar, Fred (18 March 1989). "Long Play". New Musical Express. p. 37.
  10. ^ Morse, Steve (10 Nov 1988). "Aimee Mann Deals with Lost Love Through New Songs". Calendar. The Boston Globe. p. 10.
  11. ^ Heim, Chris (18 Nov 1988). "'Til Tuesday, Everything's Different Now". Friday. Chicago Tribune. p. 92.