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Dave Matthews Band
© RCA Records
Year of Release: 2002
Where Are You Going
You Never Know
Grace Is Gone
Kit Kat Jam
Digging A Ditch
Big Eyed Fish
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A very dear friend of mine has requested for the Dave Matthews Band to
appear on the WSVNRadio website/radio station, and after many attempts of
her request, the program director (aka WSVNRadio computer's programming)
FINALLY has chosen DMB this week, their 2002 release Busted Stuff.
It's amazing how some groups and artists never (or hasn't yet) achieved a
#1 song, yet they have many #1 albums (Billboard charts). Creedence
Clearwater Revival, Steely Dan, The Who, just to name a few, have never had
a #1 song, yet #1 albums they have accomplished. As of this review, DMB
has had 4 #1 albums, but have yet to claim a #1 song. Busted Stuff
was one of those #1 albums.
The title track has a very gentle jazz feel, very laid back, and very
enjoyable. "Grey Street" was one of a few songs getting regular airtime
on various radio stations (most notably Chicago's
WXRT. And another popular
song that received heavy airplay was "Where Are You Going."
"You Never Know" is another enjoyable song, having a unique sound
that can easily be recognized by any DMB fan. There's something sensual about
"Captain," a pleasant, yet funky, it easily gets the groove going.
The groove thing gets going again on "Raven," and a somewhat gentle
Americana/Country feeling is heard on "Grace Is Gone."
"Kit Kat Jam" (as the keyword "jam" interprets), it's a great rocking
instrumental jam, that easily be used for radio/tv introductions or theme music.
"Digging A Ditch" is an accoustic "unplugged" folkish, easy, laid back,
one of those songs you could just sit back, relax, and "get lost" in your own
world while listening. "Big Eyed Fish" has a mystery aura about it,
yet it captivates the listener in remaining to listen. "Bartender"
has the same atmosphere as "Grey Street," another good song, where
listening to it, it's another "getting lost in your own world" song to enjoy.
(Towards the end of this song, I can't help but to compare this song's sound
and style to that of U2.)
Busted Stuff is a very impressive release; there isn't a bad song
on this release. This album easily is enjoyable on the first listen, and will
continue doing so, listening to this album as a whole many times afterwards.
A good album to relax to, or just enjoying a cruise in your car.
DMB still continues to achieve greatness with their music, and with the
exception of Matthews' album without his band (Some Devil), it seems
almost every new studio DMB release gets to appear at the top of the album chart.
With WSVNRadio featuring songs from the #1 albums on our internet radio station,
we'll continue featuring his music, likewise when our "program director" decides
to choose another DMB release for review.
Busted Stuff -- Good stuff to listen to.
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