Since the release of "Yourself or Someone Like You", Matchbox Twenty has dominated the airwaves with their refreshing blend of pop and rock. The group has scored several hits, and this album is no exception. Once again, hard rock, infectious pop, and gentle ballads are present in equal number, each seeming like the band's best work.
There are many wonderful tracks on this "More Than You Think You Are", but I'm going to focus on the highlights:
'All I Need': A catchy, yet laid-back tune about finding love, this song will have you singing along in no time. Perhaps one of Rob Thomas's best vocal performances, it is an upbeat blend of pop and radio sensation.
'Cold': One of the album's harder songs, 'Cold' is about questioning a person's inconsistencies. While the verses rock like their radio hit 'Disease', the chorus is more along the lines of current smash 'Bright Lights'.
'The Difference': My favorite track from the album, 'The Difference' is truly a hidden gem. Reminiscent of something that would be sung by Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen, it features a truly summer-night feeling and beautiful melody.
'Bright Lights': I know, I know, if you haven't heard this song by now you've been in outer space, but this song is truly one of the group's best. The story of supporting a loved one through something you don't want them to do, it is at once tender and catchy.
Over the last few years, Matchbox Twenty have constantly raised the bar to all rock performers. Once again, they surpass their expectations, daring other artists to keep up - which is enough for me. This album is 'All I Need'.