May is about over and Summer is upon us, but before we get to the Summer months, let’s have one more Friday New Release post. And there isn’t a ton, but there is a lot of metal if you like metal from Metal Church to Iced Earth and everything in between. The only one I’m interested in is Matchbox Twenty as I did like their last album so hoping for some more good stuff. Maybe the Simply Red album will get a stream as well. Other than that, I am good this week. Let me know what you want to hear this week. And let us know what we missed as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Matchbox Twenty – Where The Light Goes – (Atlantic Records)
Rob Thomas has sort of been absent from my existence for quite some time. And that is on purpose. Years ago, I got a little Rob Thomas burn out. So, I stopped listening to him and Matchbox Twenty. When I saw he had a new album coming out, I figured it was time to open up my world to a little Rob Thomas again.
Rob’s last album was ‘The Great Unknown’ back in 2015 and after 4 years, he thought it was time to come back with some new music. So, the album came out and I dropped the needle (not really, I pushed play on my phone but you get the point). The album is 12 songs and at less than 40 minutes in length, it was a quick listen. Almost perfect for my drive to work.
And what do you get? You get a simple set of songs that are so well crafted and so catchy and pure pop bliss. Rob has delivered an album that is so spot on and refreshing that you walk away with such a big smile after listening that you have to hit repeat and play it again. Maybe my time away has made me long for that great voice and the Rob Thomas sound, but whatever it is, this album is that jolt of lightning I needed and has quickly become a favorite for the year.