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Melisma/Atlantic recording artist Matchbox Twenty is ready to rock with their eagerly anticipated third album, MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE. Produced by matchbox twenty's longtime studio collaborator Matt Serletic, the new album - which features the hit single, "Disease" - was recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York and at The Hit Factory in New York City. "This is probably the most rockin' record we've ever done," says the band's lead singer/songwriter Rob Thomas, "Because we've been working with Greg Collins, who's engineered bands like System of a Down and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and mixer Jim Scott, who's worked with people like Wilco and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. But at the same time, there's a warmness to the record, a real organic quality that I just love."
Florida's megaplatinum matchbox twenty prove with their third album to be far more versatile than expected, comfortably outlasting the predictions of naysayers. Reuniting with producer Matt Serletic, the quintet takes credible swings at gospel ("Downfall" features a choir), Traveling Wilburys-type twang ("All I Need"), and big-arena rock with "Disease," cowritten by singer Rob Thomas and Mick Jagger and winkingly recalling Thomas's star turn with Carlos Santana on "Smooth." Pedal-steel great Greg Leisz spruces up several tracks, notably the tearjerker "Hand Me Down," while producer and keyboardist Serletic and percussionist Paul Doucette sprinkle instrumental pixie dust. More Than You Think You Are isn't likely to appease critics, who have consistently accused matchbox twenty of yelling when a whisper would do, but fans of the group are certain to dig these panoramic songs, each drawn in broad, vivid strokes. --Kim Hughes
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This album has already had the hits Disease, Bright Lights, Unwell, and All I Need which is a huge achievement considering this album's time in the charts has not even passed yet. There are thirteen tracks (thirteenth is a hidden track, an unplugged version of Disease). Although there are no fillers on this album they do seem to be experimenting a bit with their writing on tracks nine and ten, Soul and Downfall, which are different sounding then the usual sounds we fans have grown to love. I am not a huge fan of those songs but there are still 10 brilliant tracks on here and you may even like those two experimental ones. Definatley one of the best albums of 2003.
I was wrong.
This album is very good from start to finish.
UNWELL is one of those songs that you never get sick of hearing no matter how many times you hear it on the radio. The second single BRIGHT LIGHTS is a nice change of pace and is a very good song live.
My favorite songs on the album is the uptempo rocker ALL I NEED and the well crafted DOWNFALL which I am hoping will be a single in 2004.
Buy this album, you will enjoy it from start to finish.
Feel: This track has a sort of "techno" feel to it, and it has a harder rock sound to it, very catchy too.
Disease: Wanna I first heard this song I wasn't sure about it, I thought it was alright. Then when I heard the accoustic version on MB20's EP, I loved it!! Then I went back to this cd and played it and I got hooked.
Bright Lights: This was one of my top three favorites on the cd, even before it was released as a single. I'm so glad it was released, it starts slow, and then it really breaks into something, awesome song.
Unwell: This song was the song that persuaded me to buy the cd. However, I got really sick of this song lol, it's a nice song, but man oh man, radio really killed it. I'm surprised they didn't play it on the country radio station, it was that popular, plus it has a country sound to it.
Cold: Average song
All I Need: It doesn't jump out at me, but it's a nice listen.
Hand Me Down: This one was my favorite on the album when I purchased it, I love the lyrics, "I'm here for the hard times, the straight to your heart times, whenever it aint' easy you can stand up against me" The arrangement is kind of fast and not flowy at first but I love the song.
Could I Be You: Average, but good song.Read more ›
1) Feel- it might take a little while to grow on you, but it's a good song 5/5
2) Disease- a great song and one of my favorites 5/5
3) Bright Lights- Great song. A good song to buy the CD for... 5/5
4) Unwell- a funny song cuz it's so true at times. A little overplayed on the radio, but great nonetheless. (only 4 cuz it's been overplayed) 4/5
5) Cold- okay, but not a winner. Worth listening to, I guess. 3/5
6) All I Need- one of my faves on the CD. I don't know why they don't play this one on the radio. A GREAT, GREAT song. 5/5
7) Hand Me Down- I love this song. It's slow. Great. 5/5
8) Could I Be You- The only song on the cd that's not written by or with Rob Thomas. A good song. Worth listening to, but not one of my faves. 3/5
9) Downfall- While I like the lyrics, I have no idea why this is the single out right now. It's the one song I just don't listen to. I don't like the gospel choir. 2/5
10) Soul- Another slow song. GREAT. 5/5
11) You're So Real- It might take a while to grow on you, but it's a great song. SO great. 1 of my favorites. 5/5
12) The Difference- Nostalgic-sounding. A good song. It might get old fast though, it did for me. 4/5
13) I Don't Want (Nobody)- A hidden track about a minute after "The Difference". The first few verses are kind of unpromising, but I LOVE this song. The lyrics/chorus and music is GREAT. One of my definite favorites. 7/5
This is a GREAT Cd. It's worth every single cent. I recomend this completely!
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this CD on a whim, I knew a number of singles that had been released from this disc, and saw it and bought it. I am not disappointed. Read morePublished on July 5 2005
I've had this CD for a couple of years and I still listen to it at least once a week! I bring it along with me to the gym, in the car and listen to it at home. Read morePublished on Dec 21 2004
Matchbox 20 released a lot of singles off of this album. I really enjoyed the ones they picked. I couldn't wait to get the album. I got it but, I wasn't impressed. Read morePublished on July 6 2004 by Person
eddie vedter wanna be, awful cajin junk
this is the worst, THE worst rock since puddle of mudd
This is a great CD that you can listen to all the way through without any skipping. There are many great tracks and a variety of beats and tempos. Read morePublished on June 24 2004
Matchbox Twenty's second sophomore effort "Mad Season", really impressed me with smooth and mainstream music but not as much as "More Than You Think You Are". Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Nic
I love this CD. It rarely leaves my CD player. I have all of Matchbox Twenty's albums and I like this album the best (but they are all great!). Read morePublished on April 30 2004
Matchbox 20 never fails to surprise me... and, alas, they have done it again. "More Than You Think You Are" is an outstanding album comprised of numerous soon-to-be... Read morePublished on April 18 2004 by K
Wake up and smell the stupidity! Anyone who thinks that this album is "middle of the road" deserves to be shot! Honestly!
This is one of the best alt. Read more