Tomorrow Forever HONeYCOMB HideOUT 8/10 Guitar-pop maestro’s return to form The trilogy of albums that Matthew Sweet released between 1991 and 1995 – Girlfriend, Altered Beast, 100% Fun – represent not just his own artistic peak, but arguably one of the pinnacles of powerpop itself. Tomorrow Forever – Sweet’s first album in six years – finds him, in the aftermath of personal crises, re-exploring the aesthetic of those records. “Trick”, with its hard-panned guitars and Young/Verlaine-style solos, examines our post-truth world: “I felt the new earth was moving/I took it under my stride,” sings Sweet in a voice almost unchanged since the early ’90s. Elsewhere, there are storming rockers (“Pretty Please”) and stately, fevered ballads. “Music For Love”, meanwhile, condenses Sweet’s philosophies into one joyous singalong.