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    CD Review: Matchbox Twenty

    There is nothing more annoying than shelling out money for a so-called “”new release”” and finding that only six out of the 17 songs are actually new.

    Matchbox Twenty released its “”new”” album this week, Exile on Mainstream. It is a little ironic

    Rating: 2.5 stars

    considering that half of the CD is filled with the group’s mainstream hits from the past 10 years.

    The album leads with six new tracks, all of which feature the band’s typical pop-rock sound.

    The lead track, and newest single, “”How Far We’ve Come”” is one of the only songs worth listening to. The track is upbeat, and the lyrics are catchy and relatable.

    “”Can’t Let You Go,”” the sixth track, is also good. It has a jazzy feel to it and a good beat.

    The rest of the new songs sound a lot like past hits or songs singer Rob Thomas had on his latest solo release.

    The best thing about the album is the “”greatest hits”” section, which includes “”3 a.m.,”” “”Bent”” and “”Unwell.””

    Overall, the release is pretty disappointing. Pull the group’s old CDs out of the closet and save your money.

    – Allison Warren

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