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Album Review

Underdogs didn't gain the success of 1999's Beautiful Midnight album for Canada's Matthew Good Band, but it did meet it's intentions. Underdog's proved that the band was one to be reckoned with, adding grinding, staticky guitar riffs to rutted vocals on the rockier pieces and fluent but perceptive lyrics to the ballads. Good struts his song writing prowess on the haunting "Apparitions" and on the appealingly cryptic "Indestructible," which both received ample airplay upon the album's release. On both of these tracks, the band can be heard coming together under the guidance of Matt Good's lyrics-come-first rule of rock music, which in turn elevates the songs above the average radio norm. Astute and penetratingly subtle, the Matthew Good Band have easily improved since The Last of the Ghetto Astronauts album with one of Underdogs' most socially critical tracks entitled "Everything Is Automatic," which stands out amongst the rest of the album, highlighted by the alternative tenaciousness in it's pace and a mature outlet for Good's cynicism in it's lyrics. Best of all, this album carries a wonderful unprocessed, underdeveloped feel throughout its songs despite its minor prominence and achievements of casting some light on the band. It's relevance is doubly-faceted as an entertaining listen as well as the all-important stepping stone which led to the highly accomplished Beautiful Midnight album.

Customer Reviews

Profound Trip

From an artistic or critical point of view this album is a profound work. Used rock has rarely been exploited with such deft hand, no fluff just a deep voyage into the dark depths of the mind, if you so chose. Prime Time Deliverance is a personal favorite of mine. This is an album to be purchased not cherry picked in pop tart fashion.


This is an awesome album from Matthew Good! He returns to his more hard rock style of music which i really dig. Indestructable and My Out Of Style Is Coming Back are my favourite songs from this album.

Tour De Force Rock album. BEST EVER!!!! 5 STARS *****!!!!!!!

This is Matthew Good Band's very best album to ever hit the shelves. In my opinion. 1 of the BEST rock albums of the new rock generation...EVER!!!. The best song far and away is PRIME TIME DELIVERANCE...just EPIC on a grand scale!!!!!! If you like music that fuels passion and is creatively amazing you need this album. Anyone who grew up through high school listening to Matthew Good Band knows what I'm talking about. BUY IT!!!! 5 STARS!!!!!


Born: June 29, 1971 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The Vancouver, Canada, group called the MGB, or the Matthew Good Band, formed in 1995 and quickly began stirring things up in the Canadian world of music. By 2000, they were further set to do a little stirring in the United States. The band walked away with a number of awards and nominations over the years, such as Best Male Vocalist, Best Live Performance, Artists of the Year, Best Group, Best Album, Best Video, Best Single, and more. The group's list of hits is growing just as fast. Members of...
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Underdogs, Matthew Good Band
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Alternative
  • Released: Aug 25, 1998

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