Album review

Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are

Matchbox Twenty and Grammy-winning frontman Rob Thomas are adored in the US but their angst-ridden melodic rock has failed to ignite the UK. Their second LP, 2000's Mad Season, was an eclectic record full of catchy hooks and lyrics. More Than You Think You Are is flat by comparison. Thomas' lyrics are too frequently overwrought, with "Unwell" and the ghostly ballad "Hand Me Down" the only standouts.

Rating: 2 / 10


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