More Than You Think You Are [Bonus Track]

More Than You Think You Are [Bonus Track]

by Matchbox TwentyMatchbox Twenty
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Overview

The best proof that Matchbox Twenty is not the Rob Thomas project? Their third album, More Than You Think You Are. If this was simply the work of Thomas, this album would likely be more like their very fine second album, a savvy mainstream pop record that casually displayed his songwriting skills and was casually eclectic. This? This sounds like the effort of a band who not only wants to rock again, but feels compelled to rock again, to prove that they are indeed a band. Perhaps this would have worked if they had either a strong set of songs or a sinewy, persuasive production. They have neither. 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. It's a weird miscalculation, a regression to the faceless post-alternative rock of their debut. It's a shame, really -- as the years since Yourself or Someone Like You have proven, no matter how disparaged they were in 1996, they did this post-alternative mainstream rock thing better than many bands, because they didn't hesitate to embrace the mainstream. Here, they try for credibility and lose the very things that proved their strengths in the past. [A Japanese version added a bonus track.]

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Wea Japan
UPC: 4988029872753
catalogNumber: 10080

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Matchbox Twenty   Primary Artist
Cheryl Pepsii Riley   Background Vocals
Vaneese Thomas   Background Vocals
Barry Finclair   Violin
Crystal Garner   Viola
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Joel Lester   Tenor Saxophone
Jan Mullen   Violin
Sue Pray   Viola
Donna Tecco   Violin
Jerome Ashby   French Horn
Carol Webb   Violin,Concert Master
Sarah Adams   Viola
Maura Giannini   Violin
William A. Richardson   Tenor Saxophone
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Matt Serletic   Conga,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Brian Yale   Bass,Group Member
Adam Gaynor   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Kyle Cook   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Paul Doucette   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Clavinet,Mellotron,Group Member
Vince Lionti   Viola
Enrico DiCecco   Violin
Jonathan Dinklage   Violin
Takeytha Johnson   Soprano
Dejahnee Richardson   Alto
Latasha P. Jordan   Alto
Ty'Ann Brown   Alto

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Tony Adams   Drum Technician
Mark Dodson   Engineer
Craig Poole   Guitar Techician
Carol Webb   String Section
Ria Lewerke   Art Direction
Matt Serletic   Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Kyle Cook   Composer
Paul Doucette   Composer
Patrick Woodward   Engineer

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