Review of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs – Under The Covers Volume 3 (Shout Factory)

Sweet Hoffs

Even though both Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs are power pop masters in their own right, they join forces yet again for Under The Covers Volume 3. Having already covered some of their favourite songs from the 60’s and 70’s with Volume 1 and 2 respectively, Volume 3 sees the duo tackle the 80’s with the passion of being music fans, not merely musicians. Carefully selected covers of the Go-Go’s, R.E.M., The English Beat, Kirsty MacColl and Tom Petty are among the album’s highlights.