Modern Art (Matthew Sweet album)

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Modern Art
Matthew sweet modern art.jpg
Studio album by
Matthew Sweet
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
RecordedApril 2010 at Lolina Green Studios, Los Angeles
GenreAlternative rock
LabelMissing Piece
ProducerMatthew Sweet
Matthew Sweet chronology
Under the Covers, Vol. 2 Modern Art Under the Covers, Vol. 3
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Modern Art is the eleventh studio album by alternative rock musician Matthew Sweet. It was released on Missing Piece in 2011.


The album, available as a CD, 2-LP vinyl set, and digital download,[2] was met with little commercial success, but with favorable reviews. wrote, "Defiantly unorthodox, but often playfully so, Modern Art features 12 new compositions of Sweet's trademark wistful, yearning pop that recall some of Sweet s touchstones: the Beatles, Beach Boys and Big Star", and even notes the work of Sweet's side-players: "Longtime musical cohort Ric Menck (Velvet Crush) does all the drumming on the album (except for "Ivory Tower", which is built on a random drum pattern supplied by Sweet's friend, actor/musician Fred Armisen). Dennis Taylor's deft and urgent guitar lines serve as a running commentary to Sweet's introspective singing. Finished by mastering engineer Glenn Schick, Modern Art promises to be another trend-setting release by Sweet." [3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Matthew Sweet.

1."Oh, Oldendaze!"4:28
2."Ivory Tower"2:30
3."She Walks the Night"5:00
4."When Love Lets Go I'm Falling"3:20
6."A Little Death"3:24
7."Late Nights with the Power Pop"3:30
9."My Ass Is Grass"2:32
10."December Dark"3:20
11."Modern Art"4:28



  1. ^ Modern Art at AllMusic
  2. ^ "New Release Day!". September 27, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^