Rob Thomas writes some amazing pop songs. On Matchbox 20's latest effort he furthers that trend. "She's So Mean" is so poppy that some may not dig it. I, on the other hand, can't get enough. I love the vocal phrasing, the choppy guitars, and the killer drum fill that comes in when Rob says "anything goes girl!"
It's the type of song radio dreams about. Clear Channel cookie cutters must have a woody at this point; or they should at least. It's a little Billy Joel, a little Queen, and a lot of Matchbox 20! What do you hear here?
I love when the chorus kicks in and they sing "Yeah, you want her/But she's so mean," it makes me smile. That's the power of music.