Matchbox Twenty

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EP Review

by AllMusic

This six-song EP features Rob Thomas and the boys performing in a primarily live setting. A loungey, horn-laden version of "Crutch"--recorded for a VH1 STORYTELLERS episode--gets things off to an unusually jazzy start. An emotive live rendition of the band's hit "Push" highlights Matchbox Twenty's stadium-rock side, but the remaining live tracks, "All I Need" and "If You're Gone," find the group in a largely acoustic mode. This quieter vibe is carried over to a studio version of "Disease (Acoustic)," and plays nicely off the upbeat closing track, the previously unreleased "Suffer Me." The enhanced CD also includes video footage of a rare small-club gig at the Troubador, providing an ample dose of Matchbox Twenty to tide fans over until their next full album.

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