North - Matchbox Twenty
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  • Summary: The alternative rock band returns with its first full-length studio album in ten years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Frontman Rob Thomas has not lost his fastball as a craftsman. Listeners will be humming several songs off "North" before the second chorus even begins, whether they like it or not.
  2. Sep 4, 2012
    80
    Matchbox 20 has never made a record as cheerful or appealing or satisfying as this.
  3. Though it is far from perfect and has far more filler than one would hope, North is indeed a fine effort.
  4. Sep 5, 2012
    60
    Every song here goes for immediate payoff – as Thomas broadcasts on "Radio," they have been built for lifetimes.
  5. Sep 19, 2012
    50
    There are a few decent songs.
  6. 40
    North seems destined to forever relegate Matchbox Twenty into the next generation of unremarkable dad rock.
  7. Sep 6, 2012
    20
    Not good. [Oct 2012, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    It is so funny that i disagree with many critics so thoughtful, such wonderful melodies, and the tone of the whole cd is so inviting one of my favorites of 2013. Expand