More Than You Think You Are

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More Than You Think You Are
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Studio album by Matchbox Twenty
ReleasedNovember 19, 2002
RecordedBearsville, New York and New York City, New York
GenrePop rock, alternative rock
Length49:36
LabelAtlantic
ProducerMatt Serletic
Matchbox Twenty chronology
Mad Season
(2000)
More Than You Think You Are
(2002)
Exile on Mainstream
(2007)
Singles from More Than You Think You Are
  1. "Disease"
    Released: September 30, 2002
  2. "Unwell"
    Released: April 3, 2003
  3. "Bright Lights"
    Released: August 1, 2003
  4. "Feel"
    Released: October 2, 2003
  5. "Downfall"
    Released: 2004
  6. "All I Need"
    Released: March 2, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic50/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[4]

More Than You Think You Are, released on November 19, 2002, is the third studio album of the American rock band Matchbox Twenty. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with 178,000 copies sold. Although not as commercially successful as the band's two earlier records, (Yourself or Someone Like You and Mad Season), it had a large radio presence and produced three consecutive singles in the US. It is also their last album with rhythm guitarist Adam Gaynor, who left the band in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rob Thomas, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Feel"Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Thomas3:20
2."Disease"Mick Jagger, Thomas3:43
3."Bright Lights" 3:54
4."Unwell" 3:48
5."Cold"Matt Serletic, Thomas3:15
6."All I Need" 3:41
7."Hand Me Down" 5:02
8."Could I Be You?"Doucette3:43
9."Downfall"Serletic, Thomas4:07
10."Soul"Cook, Doucette, Thomas4:34
11."You're So Real" 3:01
12."The Difference" 4:11
13."So Sad, So Lonely (hidden track)" 3:46

Personnel[edit]

Matchbox Twenty
  • Rob Thomas – lead vocals, piano on "Bright Lights"
  • Kyle Cook – lead guitar, backing vocals, piano on "Hand Me Down", banjo on "Unwell"
  • Adam Gaynor – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Yale – bass
  • Paul Doucette – drums, keyboards and guitar on "Could I Be You?"
Additional musicians
  • Matt Serletic – production, keyboards, congas on "Cold", backing vocals on "Soul"
  • David Campbell – string arrangements on "Bright Lights"
  • Greg Liesz – pedal steel guitar on "Bright Lights" and "Hand Me Down"
  • Bill Draheim – backing vocals on "Soul"
  • Melonie Daniels and Cheryl Pepsii Riley – backing vocals on "Feel"
  • Vaneese Thomas and Lydia Mann-Jaime – backing vocals on "Disease"
  • Erik Ralske and Jerome Ashby – French horns on "Unwell"
  • Carol Webb – violin and concert master on "Disease"
  • Rudy Michel – gospel choir contractor for "Downfall"
  • Jan Smith – vocal coach

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[5] 10
US Billboard 200[6] 6
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 11
Irish Albums (IRMA)[10] 15
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[11] 71
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 61
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 36
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 31
Chart (2004) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[16] 16
Singles
Year Song US
Hot 100

[17]
US
Adult Top 40

[18]
US
Pop Songs

[19]
AUS NZ UK
2002 "Disease" 29 4 21 31 50
2003 "Unwell" 5 1 3 12 8 83
"Bright Lights" 23 2 15 26 48
2004 "Downfall" 27
"All I Need" 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "More Than You Think You Are Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "More Than You Think You Are – Matchbox Twenty". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (December 12, 2002). "More Than You Think You Are : Matchbox Twenty : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on May 22, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "Matchbox Twenty: More Than You Think You Are". Slant Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07.
  5. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  9. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 9, 2003". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  11. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  16. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Matchbox 20 – More Than You Think You Are". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  17. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Album & Song Chart History – Hot 100". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  18. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Album & Song Chart History – Adult Pop Songs". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  19. ^ "Matchbox Twenty Album & Song Chart History – Pop Songs". billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 2, 2012.

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