100% Fun Wins Another Heart!
The great reviews for Intervention Record's reissue of Matthew Sweet's 100% Fun continue to roll in. The newest glowing write-up comes from Will Hodge of My So-Called Soundtrack.
Intervention’s reissue of Sweet’s 100% Fun has been masterfully reframed, both sonically and visually. For starters, the album’s 12 songs (plus the 7 bonus tracks) have been fully mastered from the original analog master tapes and are presented on “ultra quiet” 180-gram vinyl. The pressings are super crisp and the quality of the mix seems to heighten as the volume increases. While some vinyl records are known to lose some warmth at higher volumes, both discs of 100% Fun welcome the challenge and shine out brighter the louder you play them. Even in some of the album’s more delicate moments – the Beach Boys inspired harmonic choral outro of “Not When I Need It,” the breathy organ-drum interplay of “Everything Changes” – the inherent surface noise is almost non-existent. Of course, in its most raw and raucous moments – the vibrant guitar squeals of “Sick of Myself,” the psych-blues howl of “Giving It Back,” the groovy growl of “Super Baby” – finds the highs and lows screaming off the wax in the most satisfying ways.
We are delighted that a reviewer who loves 90s music so much loves our reissue! Read Will's full review now then go buy your own copy of 100% Fun, 180-gram vinyl now shipping, and preorder your copies of IRs reissues of Altered Beast, Son of Altered Beast, and Girlfriend.