Despite the fact that nearly all of his best songs (in my not-so-humble opinion) have come out in the past decade, Matt Nathanson has been releasing music for almost 25 years. “Come on Get Higher” came out when I was 10 years old, and it was my favorite song for a long time. But unlike most of my other childhood favorites–who I left with my pink lip gloss and denim skorts back in 2007–my love for Matt Nathanson is currently stronger than ever.
Part of why I still love his music so much is that although he was one of the prime representatives of the sad, sappy love ballads that plagued the mid-2000s, his sound has evolved with time into upbeat, summery acoustic rock, and I can’t get enough. I’ll admit I have a Spotify playlist titled “Happy,” and his last three albums make up about 40% of it.
So, that being said, here are Matt Nathanson’s greatest hits, according to someone who wasn’t even alive for the release of his first three albums.
- Come On Get Higher
- Wide Eyed and Full
- Kill the Lights
- Last Days of Summer in San Francisco
- Bill Murray
- Bottom of the Sea
- Weight of It All
- Everything You Say Sounds Like Gospel