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Nothing Matters & What If It Did
John Mellencamp
Nothing Matters & What If It Did
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: John Mellencamp
Title: Nothing Matters & What If It Did
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 042281499425, 042281499418

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Thomas Magnum | NJ, USA | 02/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nothin' Matters & What If It Did was big step up for John Cougar from his previous record. The album shows the clear influences of the AM radio music that he went onto sing about in his hit "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.". The album has an enlivened sound and shows Mr. Mellencamp can write catchy pop tunes. Songs like "Hot Night In A Cold Town", "Ain't Even Done With Night", "This Time", "To MG (Wherever She May Be)", "Tonight" and "Wild Angel' are all radio-friendly, finely crafted songs. The album was a minor hit and set the stage for his major breakthrough."
Can't explain why it is so appealing
K. O Connor | Darien, CT | 07/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I'm not a big Mellencamp fan, but there is something about this album that I just keep coming back to. Being born in 1970, I was 10 when this album was released. I didn't listen to it until 1986 or 1987 when a friend of mine brought it with him on a bike trip we took through Cape Cod. I fell in love with it then and keep coming back to it for some nostalgia and just easy listening.All these songs are simple and enjoyable. This is not a masterpiece by any stretch, but instead an enjoyable collection of songs that just don't tire out. Cougar never sounded better -- the CD has his voice mixed just right. He sings from the heart and never strains to reach any notes he shouldn't.It takes a lot for me to rate an album with 4 stars, even harder to get 5. This would get 4 1/2 if Amazon allowed halfs.-OC"
Different than what you may expect, but good
Gitters | Allendale, IL United States | 11/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was Mellencamp's last album before he became a big star. Really the only song that shows a hint of the break through that came was Ain't Even Done with the Night,which is one of my favorite Mellencamp songs.The lyrics to many songs are kind of clumbsy and immature,but that doesn't keep Nothin Matters and What if it Did from being enjoyable. Besides Ain't Even Done with the Night, This Time,Hot Night in a cold town, and Crybaby are highlights. The album has a good flow and is fairly enjoyable despite the lack of artistic growth at that point in his career."