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Exile On Mainstream by Matchbox Twenty    (Continued)

February 22, 2013

They focus on the mental side of life, and the struggles that come from within. These songs are never quite enough to burst eardrums, but they prove to be an excellent guide into the world of light rock.

There are also several successful pop type songs in this album. Tracks like “These Hard Times,” “Unwell,” “I'll Believe You When,” and “If You're Gone” reveal a much calmer and more tranquil side of Matchbox Twenty, especially in the vocals. This style is certainly not as extreme as today's blockbuster pop artists, but it surpasses them in the level of passion. The lyrics and vocals feel genuine, almost as if the words are truly flowing from the heart. The songs are soft and have a sweetness to them.

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