Song of the Moment

J. Cole - Lost Ones

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You here is my compromise. Follower Mithrandr asked if I could do a Rob Thomas review. Now, I'm going to note that the reality is, he simply cannot stand Rob Thomas, and he was being sarcastic. However, a Suggestion Box entry is still an entry - and shant be ignored. I'll tell you a quick story about why Mith (and I) dislike Mr. Thomas. We were driving out to Colorado some weekend in 2009. The car had satellite radio and we were flipping through pretty much any station that wasn't talk or sports. And I'm not even joking, EVERY station - even country ones somehow, would end up with something Rob Thomas related on it. Now, if you don't get tired of someone or some songs after listening to them for (to and from) about 28 hours, you're a glutton for punishment. So my compromise is reviewing something by him that's actually palatable, in Matchbox 20 and their debut album. The fact is, this album is pretty good. I owned this back in the day, and now can't find it. Which is fine - I wouldn't listen to it a TON, but it's pretty good. The songs that were popular back in 1996 are usually not the ones I enjoy today. I also think this is one of those albums that was HUGE in the mid 90's - but doesn't really stand the test of time in terms of how great people thought it was at the time. Still good, not amazing. Matchbox hasn't put anything out in 3 years due to Thomas's solo career, but they will be working on something this year again. I'm sure a lot of fans will be eager for that one. If you're keeping score at home, this album is a ridiculous 12x Platinum in the states. Crazy. Give this one another go for nostalgic purposes. It'll really take you back.

1. Real World
2. Long Day
3. 3 A.M.
4. Push
5. Girl Like That
6. Back 2 Good
7. Damn
8. Argue
9. Kody
10. Busted
11. Shame
12. Hang

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Back 2 Good
2. Hang
3. Argue

3.25 out of 5 stars


  1. Have you ever heard the piano acoustic version of 3 a.m.? LOVE!
    I don't think I could ever get sick of Rob Thomas... his voice is dreamy!!

  2. I have. I do enjoy that version a lot better than the standard. It's really good.

    Haha...well, let's try it. Listen to him for about 10 hours straight. And the same 5 songs over and over. =)