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Yourself Or Someone Like You

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Release Date: October 1, 1996
  • Label: Lava/Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1996 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 46:43
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  • ASIN: B00122X26Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (681 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,411 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is one of the best albums I have ever heard.
Jazz
Rob is a very emotional singer, you can feel his emotions that he puts into the music, the band is solid and write some great tunes.
Cory G.
Cd came in just a few days, Was really affordable and i just love this album its an old one but it sure is good!
LanceBender

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
"Yourself..." is a superb CD! I've bought it 2 years ago and ever since then I've been a huge fan of the band. It's not too original, granted, which is why most music critics don't like it... BUT if you just want to listen to some good music, this is THE CD for you. It includes spectacular singles like "Push", "3 am" and "Real World", as well as a couple of awesome songs that never made it as singles ("Shame", "Kody" and "Hang", to name a few). There's faster stuff here as well as slower stuff, enough to please any music fan. What I love most about this CD, however, is that it's very earnest and from the heart. When Rob Thomas is singing the lyrics to "Back 2 Good", let's say, you can really feel that it has all happened to him... This CD isn't JUST a collection of radio-friendly pop tunes, it also possesses meaning to anyone who's been through a bad relationship, or just a bad time in their life in general. I also highly recommend (even though Matchbox 20 does not endorse it) the CD by Rob's previous band, Tabitha's Secret. It's called "Don't Play With Matches". If you like "Yourself...", I guarantee you you'll love that one as well!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By jordan on March 28, 2000
Format: Audio CD
"Yourself or Somebody Like You", the debut effort of Matchbox 20 is simply brilliant. Most of the released singles are well known due to excessive air play, but this album is full of incredible music. There is not a bad song on this album. Matchbox 20 has been made trendy by teeny boppers and yuppies, unfairly labeling the band in some ways as a joke. The music is catchy and poppy, but not synthesized or studio created. This is genuine, soulful rock, just with a lighter edge. However, the most amazing thing are the lyrics. You can open the booklet and feel like you are reading poetry, full of truth and insight that only the likes of Rob Thomas could pen. His unique voice breathes life into his words, creating powerful songs which give purpose to pop radio again. Besides the well-known songs "Push", "3 am", "Real World", and "Back to Good", there are other incredible songs which deserve time. Ranging from the beautifully candid "Long Day" to the snappy "Girl Like That", to the intense "Kody", the album's music reflects the diverse genius of the band. Experiencing homelessness and other pain, lead singer Rob Thomas said he spent his whole life writing this album - seen vividly in the quality of the music and the clever lyrics.
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37 of 47 people found the following review helpful By L.A. Scene on March 9, 2005
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As the 1990s music landscape progressed into the second half of the decade, music that was categorized as Alternative Rock was now becoming mainstream. One band that emerged from the pack was Matchbox 20. Much of this is due to their talented lead vocalist Rob Thomas - who also is their songwriter. In addition credit can be given to a very talented supporting band - that helps bring out the best in Rob Thomas. Matchbox 20's debut album "Yourself or Someone Like You" was an album that helped put them ahead of the pack of Alternative Rock bands. While I wouldn't categorize this collection as a revolutionary or groundbreaking album, there still is some good music on here - and that helps set Matchbox 20 apart from the others.

As far as Alternative Rock goes. This was originally a term that was a "catch all" to describe those genres of music that didn't fit into the mainstream. In the 80s, you had Punk, New Wave, College Rock, Underground music, etc. All of these were considered Alternative Rock. One genre that evolved as an offshoot was Grunge. Nirvana really was leading the movement here. I looked at Grunge as integrating elements of Guitar Based (to a minor extent acoustic elements) with some of the elements found in the various genres that fell into Alternative Rock. Many called Grunge, "The Seattle Sound". As Nirvana led this revolution in the industry, they helped bring not just Grunge - but the entire Alternative Rock movement into the mainstream. One such band that emerged were the Gin Blossoms. I think the Gin Blossoms took the next step in this revolution of the Alternative Rock movement. While Nirvana brought Alternative into the Mainstream, the Gin Blossoms steered them to the front of the pack.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I rarely succomb to buying here today/gone tomorrow CDs (in other words, artists who release one or two hit singles and then vanish off the face of the earth--Donna Lewis, TLC, etc.). When I first heard Matchbox 20's "Push", I figured they were one of these bands (hey, with a big budget, some make-up, and a little studio improvising, I could be a singer). However, after their second hit "3am" hit the charts, I figured I might as well buy the CD (heck, what's a couple of dollars here or there?). All I can say is WOW!!! It's an amazing CD, and even if they do drop off the music scene, I'll still play it. It's a wonderful blend of soft rock ("Kody", "Hang"), gritty reality ("Busted"), and just plain music enjoyment ("Long Day" "Real World"). With good vocals, good lyrics, and good sound, MB20 is something you can listen to over and over. I saw them in concert and when I got back to my hotel room, the first thing I did was listen to their CD, despite hearing them for the past three hours. They're addictive without being sickening (something hard to achieve these days). I HIGHLY recommend this CD to anybody and everybody.
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