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  • Summary: Still lowercase, the alt-rock band led by Rob Thomas (who is perhaps more famous for "Smooth" on Santana's 1999 album) returns with their third album, the first on which the band shared songwriting duties as a unit.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. From the onset, this disc excels on a new level.
  2. If Foreigner was still an active, young band, it would sound a lot like Matchbox Twenty.
  3. Matchbox Twenty now seem almost dignified, a fact that is as much a tribute to their advancing abilities as it is to how shamelessly their sellout successors suck.
  4. Mostly it's too laboured to uplift. [Apr 2003, p.109]
  5. 40
    Thomas' lyrics are too frequently overwraught. [Mar 2003, p.98]
  6. 40
    Their songs aren't as good as their playing. [Apr 2003, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 2 out of 45
  1. NickK
    Aug 1, 2009
    Rob Thomas has a great and unique voice, unlike many other bands.
  2. SimonR
    Dec 1, 2003
    I'd give it an 11 if i could. Friends have said that Disease has an element of a Santana song about it, and since i have found out that Rob Thomas was in fact involved with 'Smooth', i can see why. The album contains variety, yet all the songs share one aspect: they're so damn good! Expand
  3. brittb
    Jan 9, 2003
    they just keep getting better!!
  4. Tim
    Jan 25, 2005
    Great CD. Lots of great songs and there isn't a single song that I dislike.
  5. MaryF
    Jan 15, 2003
    I still think Mad Season is there best album, but I also LOVE this cd. Everytime I listeng to the cd, I go back to the nite I saw them in concert! Matchbox Twenty totally ROCKS!! Expand
  6. CarolB.
    Sep 25, 2005
    Excellent effort by the Matchbox guys. Every song is good or great. Not one that I dislike. Especially love Bright Lights, Hand Me Down and Cold. These guys can write good music that speaks to a wide range of people. And Rob Thomas' vocals are amazing! I wholeheartedly recommend it. Expand
  7. MattH
    Dec 3, 2004
    I'm sure this was all a well orchestrated joke, this lavishing of praise on a band so dry and soulless that they might not even exist. Matchbox Twenty (no, I refuse to spell it lowercase: a band this terrible does not get to rewrite the rules of english) embodies everything banal, amelodic, and forgettable in popular music. There isn't anything distinct about their music, aside from their ability to transmute melody into treacle In short, this album could be compared to the following items: unsweetened oatmeal, the color beige, lukewarm water, or a big bowl of feces. Expand

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