More Than You Think You Are

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Nov 19, 2002
Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. The songs lack hooks, as if melody would be too commercial, while the production has its sights on the radio, resulting in tuneless songs that are polished for mainstream consumption.
  3. Blender
    40
    Thomas's songs derive power from being derivative. [#13, p.98]
  4. Mojo
    40
    Their songs aren't as good as their playing. [Apr 2003, p.98]
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    Mostly it's too laboured to uplift. [Apr 2003, p.109]
  6. Uncut
    40
    Thomas' lyrics are too frequently overwraught. [Mar 2003, p.98]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User 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
    10
    Rob Thomas has a great and unique voice, unlike many other bands.
  2. CodyS
    Nov 3, 2008
    10
    Matchbox Twenty goes above and beyond anything you will hear in this so-called "popular music" genre. And I listen to everything from ambient Matchbox Twenty goes above and beyond anything you will hear in this so-called "popular music" genre. And I listen to everything from ambient Sigur Ros to tech metal Between the Buried and Me. I think it's very impressive when a band can run six string sweeps over a series of diminished7 chords. I think it's even more impressive when a band can make a person relate to their music in such a way that he or she will search the music for answers. This is album, and band, are deeply, deeply touching. As for the mediocrity comments, I think most of us can agree there is nothing, and I mean nothing, mediocre about their style. I've been listening to them my whole life. Never before, never since, have I heard such moving pieces of musical mastery. Full Review »
  3. TomH.
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    Anyone who gives this under a 7 is musically ignorant. Matchbox Twenty don't pretend to be an atmospherically intense dramatic emotional Anyone who gives this under a 7 is musically ignorant. Matchbox Twenty don't pretend to be an atmospherically intense dramatic emotional band, they make music for people to enjoy. That's the whole point and no-one does it better. Albums don't get nominated for album of the year at the Grammys for nothing. Full Review »