Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The whole mad season has come around

I first heard Matchbox Twenty(20) way back at college, when the band promised to be a cut above the muck that was clogging up the music channels. "Yourself, or Someone like you" was fresh and true. However, it did not rule the air like "Smooth", which made a star out of Rob Thomas, and effectively marked the beginning of decline for the band. "Mad Season", which rode the Smooth wave, showed dangerous signs of conversion to full-blown bubblegum. "More than you think you are" tried to make up for lost ground with tracks like "Unwell", but the music was beyond repair. And now Rob Thomas is going solo. Another one bites the dust.

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