I first heard this album through the earphones of a nearby playing walkman. All I heard was some guitars, a voice melody and a little drum. Still I recognized it as music I could like. So asked the owner of the walkman to give me a copy of it, and he did. After I played it again, just once, I was completely hooked, and have been a huge fan of Matchbox 20 ever since.
The first track on the album, Real World, is one of those songs you can never get out of your head, once they`re in. The lyrics as well as the melody is that catchy. But Rob Thomas' lyrics in general are very good. I personally think everyone could relate to at least one of his songs. To me, the best song of the album is Back 2 good, track # 6. This is the song I could relate best to, and of which the lyrics are therefore most meaningful to me. It is one of the slower songs, with a very peaceful beat, but the emotions expressed in it are dark, and bitter. But Yourself or someone like you has been the first album ever on which I liked each and every song. Although the song Busted will never become my favorite, I `ve grown to like it anyway.
This album just has everything. Very good rock music (guitar, drum and singing), up-beat as well as down-beat, and above all astonishing lyrics. If you like rock, whether classic or alternative, you should at least listen to this.