The Dave Matthews Band was my favorite band throughout most of my young adult and teen years, and even into college. Under the Table and Dreaming, Before these Crowded Streets and Crash were my favorite albums, in that order. I owned Everyday and Busted Stuff, and I enjoyed them, but nothing compared with the first three. Then Stand Up came out and I didn’t like that song American Baby at all, so I didn’t buy the album. Then, to be honest, I kind of moved on. Of course I still loved their old music but I stopped being so attentive to what the band was up to.
That is, until now. They have a new album coming out tomorrow: Away from the World. All weekend I listened to it streaming for free on iTunes and it sounds great. It reminds me of their first three albums.
This is the first single: Mercy. It’s not my favorite song on the CD, but it’s good.