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More Than You Think You Are
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Third album produced by studio collaborator Matt Serletic, features the hit single, 'Disease'. Each CD will include a bonus card, which gives the user access to exclusive documentary footage of the making of the album, ... more »
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Third album produced by studio collaborator Matt Serletic, features the hit single, 'Disease'. Each CD will include a bonus card, which gives the user access to exclusive documentary footage of the making of the album, premiere access to concert tickets and other bonus material. Atlantic. 2002.
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A Different Side Of MB20
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Matchbox fan ever since I bought YOSLY back in 96 or whenever. I loved Yourself or Someone Like You and Mad Season, they were both great cds. More Than You Think You Are is defintely a different sound for Matchbox 20, but still comes back with amazing lyrics and some great tunes. I'll be honest, I was skeptical at first, but this cd grows on me. Here's a run-through of the songs:1) Feel - 8/10 Great Song, Very good beat and words
2) Disease - 8.5/10 Good rock song co-written by Mick Jagger, reminds me of the old Matchbox days
3) Bright Lights - 7/10 Good, slower song, shows just how diverse this group is, Next Single
4) Unwell - 10/10 - Favorite song on this cd and maybe my favorite Matchbox song ever. "I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell, I know right now you can't tell" Those words are so true to life. Just goes to show you why Rob Thomas won best Songwriter of the Year.
5) Cold - 9/10 - Great song, one of the more hard rock songs on this cd with an excellent chorus
6) All I Need - 9/10 Catchy, softer rock song, It's one of those songs where I can just find myself singing it all day long without realizing it
7) Hand Me Down - 8/10 - Good song about lives that aren't as rich as one would like them to be, great meaning behind it
8) Could I Be You - 7/10 - Not a bad song
9) Downfall - 9.5/10 - Great different sound for Matchbox, even bringing in a church choir to sing, it's also known for it's great lyrics
10) Soul - 8.5/10 - Great song, my interpretation is about a person who doesn't really fit in and gets teased a lot, but on the inside they have a great talent and a lot of soul
11) You're So Real - 7.5/10 - Pretty good song with a catchy beat and as always lyrics that will always blow your mind and wonder just how they continue to write them.
12) The Difference - 8/10 - Good song by Matchbox, Slower beat, I liked it but you can decide for yourself
13) So Sad So Lonely - 6.5/10 - Hidden Track, listen 4 minutes into The Difference to find it. Probably my least favorite song but still not bad. It appears to be a negative song on the cover but underneath it really has a positive meaning.All in all, this cd is one of Matchbox 20's three best. I'm only saying it like that because I liked all three cds and I can't decide which one I liked the most, and thankfully I don't have to. You should check it out."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, matchbox twenty have done it again. The new album, More Than You Think You Are (love the title, by the way), is full of great hooks, brilliant lyrics, fabulous instrumentation, and soulful vocals from band members Rob Thomas, Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Adam Gaynor, and Brian Yale. The album is a bit of a throwback to 70's rock, which is something we haven't heard for a long time. Some standouts are the first single, Disease, which Rob cowrote with Mick Jagger, and has a disco-latin-old rock kind of feel. "Bright Lights" is my favorite track on the album - it starts out with a solo piano, and Rob's voice, then builds to a beautiful climax, with a little breath of Black Crowes in it. It's absolutely beautiful. "Unwell" is another favorite, with a great hook: "I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell/I know right now you can't tell/But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see/A different side of me..." Fantastic. Rob shares songwriting credits on this album with drummer Paul Doucette and lead guitarist Kyle Cook on one track: the hard-rocking "Feel" , And rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor is listed as cowriter on "Soul", along with Rob and Kyle. It's exciting to see that the band has many great writers in it. Paul also wrote "Could I Be You" on his own, and it came out beautifully. The lyrics in "The Difference" are amazing, the gospel choir in "Downfall" will send shivers down your spine,"You're So Real"'s infectuous beat will be stuck in your head for days, and The hidden track, "So Sad, So Lonely" will have you dancing around your room - I can't wait to see it live.
I cannot say enough good things about this album. It is definitely a big step forward for the band. A great album all around. Highly recommended."
Matchbox Twenty - Hits you so much harder than you thought
Emily Laird | Miami, FL | 11/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MB20- you've got soul!
I admit that I was skeptical about whether or not Matchbox Twenty could pull off a successful album after the incredible Mad Season (probably my favorite album ever) but I was pleasently surprised. I just got the new Matchbox Twenty cd and I was instantly hooked. All of the tracks are spiked with energy- what a rush. Rob told Launch magazine that when he compared this cd to his others "This record is louder....On this one, there's more of an organic sound." This is definately noticable from the first note of the first track, until the last cackle on the hidden track at the end. "It's always heavy into everything" (John Mayer). The band's sound is more developed and takes a lot of risks. I think what I really love about this new cd is the great variety of tracks. Their single Disease seems to be a compilation of salsa, jazz, and hard rock! The other tracks are no less eclectic; some songs seem to have a country influence, while others have back-up vocals from gospel choirs. The beautiful slow songs are still present, and there is no lack for good hard-rock ones either. Basically there is something for everyone, especially if you are a matchbox twenty fan. This cd IS different than Yourself or Someone Like You and Mad Season, but it is just as good.
Tracks that I reccomend- oh my god ALL OF THEM! heh heh...
#3 Bright Lights-- good slow song, can really appreciate Rob's voice.
#4 Unwell-- creepy and addictive
#9 Downfall-- Rob and a Gospel Choir, an odd yet beautiful collaborationGo ahead, fall in love with Matchbox Twenty all over again."