Last of the Great Pretenders is Matt Nathanson's eighth album, and the third on Vanguard Records. This time, he has worked with power-pop hero Mike Viola from CandyButchers, which is a very nice and somewhat unexpected collaboration.
Although I would categorize Matt as modern a singer / songwriter he has always had a certain pop vein in his music. This time it will be much clearer and would like to say that the Last of the Great Pretenders is more of a power-pop album, but in a storytelling format. Think it works very well and that the mix makes it very innovative and exciting. Tracks like "Earthquake Weather," "Mission Bells" and "Kill the Lights" shows this in a great way and overall is Last of the Great Pretenders another very stable from Matt Nathanson.