Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Matchbox Twenty Pleases.(Final)

Byline: Leanne Potts Journal Staff Writer

Evening Filled With Standouts

No one ever went broke underestimating the public's taste for escapist pop.

Matchbox twenty knows this. Maybe it's because they hail from Orlando, Fla., the county seat of escapism.

"Everything going on in the world is so harsh," matchbox twenty singer Rob Thomas told about 7,000 people Monday night at Journal Pavilion. "So for the next few hours, we're just going to forget about it."

The band spent the next two hours making good on its promise, playing songs about love gone good and love gone bad. They opened with a rousing version of "Cold," the first of a dozen songs from their latest release "More Than You Think You Are. …

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