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More Than You Think You Are

Matchbox TwentyAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)

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Upon the release of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in fall 1996, Matchbox Twenty was pigeonholed as one of the legions of post-grunge guitar bands that roamed the American pop scene in the middle of that decade. As their first single, "Push," climbed the charts, it was widely assumed (at least by cynical critics) that they were a one-hit wonder, but Yourself or ... Read more in Amazon's Matchbox Twenty Store

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  • Audio CD (November 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00006OFTZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,037 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Feel
2. Disease
3. Bright Lights
4. Unwell
5. Cold
6. All I Need
7. Hand Me Down
8. Could I Be You
9. Downfall
10. Soul
11. You're So Real
12. The Difference

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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."

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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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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! November 19, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Side Of MB20 June 6, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Than You Think It Is August 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
First of all, this wasn't even my CD. We bought it for a father's day gift, but, after one listen-through, I claimed it for my own and it hasn't been out of my CD case since. It's a great album, with beautiful melodies and great vocal work.

1. Feel- Probably the most rock-influenced track on the CD, it's very high-energy, and a good opening song.

2. Disease- The guitar line at the beginning is great, as is the rest of the instrumentation. The song is very catchy, and probably what got us interested in the album to begin with.

3. Bright Lights- I love how the first verse/chorus is entirely piano. It gives it a different feel after two "rock" songs, and Rob Thomas' vocal work is great.

4. Unwell- Not too many popular songs infuse banjo into them, but in "Unwell" it totally makes the song that much better. Great melody.

5. Cold- Definately one of my favorite tracks. I love the melody and the guitar line at the beginning, and also how the key changes for the last chorus.

6. All I Need- Nice guitar solo. The song has good lyrics and is overall a pretty good track.

7. Hand Me Down- Another song with excellent lyrics and vocal work. Very powerful, great melody, and one of the best songs on the album. Love the guitar work at the end, too.

8. Could I Be You- I like the repeated drumming before the last chorus, and the almost choir-like part at the end. Great ending, too.

9. Downfall- Another of my personal favorites. The choir adds a whole lot to the song, the lyrics are great, and the melody is awesome.

10. Soul- A slower-paced song, but still very nice, and the chorus changes the sound of the piece a lot.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as expected
Published 2 months ago by Charlotte S. Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I got this album because it reminded me of my high school days during 2002 up to 2005 and I was in high school at that time so we only borrow audio CD's. Read more
Published 4 months ago by JRed
4.0 out of 5 stars Matchbox Twenty, great band.
If you would like a more in depth review of this album go to allmusic.com. Great site for any type of music.
Published 6 months ago by Bob Oberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Love, love, love... simply stated... Bright Lights is one of my all time favorites. Matchbox Twenty always delivers and never disappoints.
Published 6 months ago by Tara Evanusa
5.0 out of 5 stars Love matchbox 20
I always enjoy matchbox 20 and this CD was no exception. As always Matchbox 20 delivers great music and fantastic songs.
Published 7 months ago by daphna tupper
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest albums of all times.
Not only Matchbox Twenties greatest album but one of the greatest albums of all time. Everyone of the songs has five stars in my iTunes library. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Zachary Funk
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album
Bought for my eldest daughter who is a Matchbox 20 nut but I liked it very well also. I recommend it.
Published 11 months ago by TechnicolourMan
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their better albums!
Listening to it right now, my first impression of it is very good! Although it will never surpass there first album, which I thought was their greatest album to date, it is... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great...
I am glad to hear these tunes again. Enjoyed the album when it came out and still love it now!
Published 13 months ago by dragonman4
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
If you do not own this CD you should buy it. You will not regret it one bit. Go get it!
Published 15 months ago by Monica Heimos
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