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Upon the release of their debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You, in fall 1996, Matchbox Twenty was pigeonholed as one of the legions of post-grunge guitar bands that roamed the American pop scene in the middle of that decade. As their first single, "Push," climbed the charts, it was widely assumed (at least by cynical critics) that they were a one-hit wonder, but Yourself or ... Read more in Amazon's Matchbox Twenty Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Oct. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000UUMX8C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,641 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How Far We've Come
2. I'll Believe You When
3. All Your Reasons
4. These Hard Times
5. If I Fall
6. Can't Let You Go
7. Long Day
8. Push
9. 3 am
10. Real World
11. Back 2 Good
12. Bent
13. If You're Gone
14. Mad Season
15. Disease
16. Unwell
17. Bright Lights

Product Description

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Single CD retrospective of their frankly astounding career

BBC Review

Confidence can take you a long way. Matchbox Twenty have the self confidence of mainstream American pop rock, and twenty eight million album sales to show for it. For this music the rules have been laid down by Springsteen, U2 and INXS. The emphasis is on craftsmanship, 'classic' songs with bridges and middle eights, big gestures and bigger emotions.

This collection of hit singles contains 6 new songs. For these the band have slimmed down to a four piece and are writing collectively, rather than just being a vehicle for singer Rob Thomas' material. To my ears, these changes have done them a power of good. 'How Far We've Come' springs out of the traps like a sleek and hungry greyhound. It boasts a powerful hook and a tightly written and convincing lyric. 'I'll Believe You When' and 'If I Fall' are bright, sixties-style pop, 'All Your Reasons' combines punchy rock with memorable harmonies. The writing and arrangements are polished and detailed. Steve Lillywhite's clean, well-lit production gives the band character and drive.

However, the already released material is a decidedly mixed bag. Some songs like 'Long Day', and the funky 'Disease' have good hooks, with original touches here and there, like the banjo in 'Unwell'. But the production is pretty ordinary and so are some of the songs, which too often plod along. Thomas substitutes long-winded lyrics and trembling vocal rhetoric for real emotion on the irritating and unconvincing 'Push'. 'Real World' is limp, finger pointing and tuneless. it's hard to believe a song as ordinary as 'Bent' was a number one in the US.

So the new songs are better than the old ones. Surprisingly for a greatest hits package, Exile On Mainstream suggests Matchbox Twenty's best music could be in their future, not their past. --Nick Reynolds

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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RD VINE VOICE on 20 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
A lot of artists seem to release their Greatest Hits albums with a few newbies thrown in. I think it's to get the die hard fans to buy the thing just to get those tracks irrespective of the fact they already own more than half the album! That said, if you do want a collection of great rock songs you've come to the right place. It's a shame MB20 didn't just make a proper Greatest Hits album because there are several more shakers that didn't make the cut. Probably a good starting place for people who haven't bought any of their albums before but like what they've heard so far. You can't go too far wrong with this one.
The newer songs are a bit different with a little less angst. Not classic MB20 but I do like the faster, upbeat tempo of 'How far we've come' and am totally hooked. The others have grown on me too.
So all in all a cd worth having folks!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Milkbottle on 26 Oct. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Exactly what BOBSTER was expecting from a greatest hits package is beyond me...I was expecting a CD full of greatest hits and thats exactly what I got. He says it doesn't say anywhere that this is a greatest hits CD yet the amazon review for this album alone clearly states that its a 'retrospective package that contains their biggest singles to date along with several new tracks'. The only problem with this compilation is that it would need to have at least one more CD in it to fit on all their great tracks. If you liked this album you must buy their previous offerings, and if like BOBSTER you feel this is a CD single with filler tracks im sure you will find it to be the best CD single in your collection. This is top notch stuff and i hope Rob and the boys bring out a brand new album soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daydreamer on 7 Sept. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I remember being excited at the thought of a new Matchbox Twenty album, only to discover that it would only include 6 fresh new songs. However, being a fan of their music I went out and bought it, and I'm glad I did. To me this album sounded like the closing of one musical chapter in the band's history and at the same time the opening of a door to a new one which sees them now as a four piece after the departure of Adam Gaynor. All their greatest hits from their previous 3 albums are there including the brilliant Push and Bright Lights. As for the new ones, there are a mixture of uptempo and slower songs, among the latter These Hard Times is the best. A thoughtful and rather introspective piece on which Rob's voice shines. How Far We've Come is a great song to start the album with, full of energy, it's just one of those songs that you just want to sing along to. Although it's about how far humanity has come, it also feels like a statement about how far the band and their music have come. Overall I think it could have used a couple more new tracks, but not a bad album nonetheless. I can't wait for their next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Buck on 19 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have to admit I completely forgot this album had come out! however I went to the Matchbox twenty concert at Wembley in May and it reminded me, Overall good and bad, I can see what some people are saying, out of the 6 new songs, at least 2 of them are what you would call "Album Songs" but still good, The greatest hits bit, i wasn't sure about, however it sounds like they have all been re-recorded, and it makes the album good to get, the sound of the whole album has an alot more acostic sound and it means the older songs sound fresh. Overall for £8 its an album that Matchbox fans should have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Slightly Hazy on 22 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Admittedly, it is quite an odd combination of old and new tracks, but a must for any MB20 fan. While mainly a greatest hits album, Rob and the gang have treated us to 6 new songs too. It's a fantastic collection of Matchbox Twenty hits, with some brand new tracks thrown in too. I can't get enough of MB20 and immediately bought this, despite having most of the tracks on previous albums. The new work is of the same excellent quality that we have come to expect from this band and it's really handy having 'the best of' on one CD...perfect for my car or when I haven't got my iPod handy with my full Rob/Matchbox collection. According to Rob's twitter profile, the guys are working on new material now, so I'm very much looking forward. If these new 6 songs are a taste of what's still to come, the next album will be fantastic too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Chatterjee on 2 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Forget all this 'greatest hits package' stuff, buy this for the new tracks alone! Absolutely fantastic tracks, every one of them, been stuck in the hifi for weeks!
I found myself loving the new tracks more than the old ones, and for those who've heard matchbox twenty's previous material; yes it really is THAT good!

If you've never heard of this band, this is a perfect place to start, i guarentee they'll become your favourite band in the world!
Matchbox fans should have already bought this and shouldn't be relying on the review!

Finally.. what exactly bobster was expecting i dont know, he really should have a slight knowledge about products before he buys them!
Even he can't honestly say that he's not hooked to the new tracks!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. A. Barratt on 15 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I must admit that the new tracks didn't grab me but if I'm honest, MB20 tracks have always grown on me. And believe me I'm a massive fan, having seen them live 3 times in the UK. It would of been nice to see a full new album but instead we have a Greatest hits in disguise. Saying that after all the band have completed solo projects, tours and of course lost Adam Gaynor from the band, it's just good to know they are sticking it out and continuing. This is a good offering if you've never listened to MB20 before it's a must and will inspire you to buy the other albums. For longer serving fans, I can see how you might be disappointed. The guys do need a full new studio album soon, instead of making us wait 4yrs for material.
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