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
Released November 19, 2002
Recorded Bearsville, New York and New York City, New York
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Length 49:36
Label Atlantic
Producer Matt Serletic
Matchbox Twenty chronology
Mad Season
(2000)Mad Season2000
More Than You Think You Are
(2002)
Exile on Mainstream
(2007)Exile on Mainstream2007
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
Source Rating
Metacritic 50/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 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. 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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Feel" Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Thomas 3:20
2. "Disease" Mick Jagger, Thomas 3:43
3. "Bright Lights"   3:54
4. "Unwell"   3:48
5. "Cold" Matt Serletic, Thomas 3:15
6. "All I Need"   3:41
7. "Hand Me Down"   5:02
8. "Could I Be You?" Doucette 3:43
9. "Downfall" Serletic, Thomas 4:07
10. "Soul" Cook, Doucette, Thomas 4:34
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 on all tracks, piano on "Bright Lights", backing vocals on "Soul"
  • Kyle Cook – lead guitar and background vocals on all tracks, piano on "Hand Me Down", banjo on "Unwell"
  • Adam Gaynor – rhythm guitar and background vocals on all tracks
  • Brian Yale – bass guitar on all tracks
  • Paul Doucette – drums and percussion on all tracks, Mellotron on "Hand Me Down" and "You're So Real", additional synthesizer on "All I Need", acoustic and electric guitar, piano and clavinet on "Could I Be You?"
Additional musicians
  • Matt Serleticproduction, keyboards on all tracks, congas on "Cold", backing vocals on "Soul", orchestrations
  • 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 for all tracks

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. 
  5. ^ "Matchbox Twenty – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Matchbox Twenty. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Matchbox Twenty – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Matchbox Twenty. 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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