14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

More than 25 years after his Charlottesville, Virginia, beginnings, Dave Matthews continues to reign as one of rock’s most compassionate songwriters, having gently steered his jam band into a less heady, more socially conscious era. Come Tomorrow, his 10th album, is filled with the fatherly wisdom and boyish optimism that has made his music so enduring. While this project is decidedly lighter than his past releases, it's hardly a softball: “She” and “Can’t Stop” show off the muscle of his top-notch band. But the romantic odes (“Again and Again”), playful curveballs (“Bkdkdkdd”), and rose-colored radio gems (“Idea of You,” “Come Tomorrow”) feel less like a reflection of today's political tensions and more like reassurances that we'll get through them. “The whole world is broken,” he sings on the orchestral title track. “Come tomorrow we 'gon find a way."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

More than 25 years after his Charlottesville, Virginia, beginnings, Dave Matthews continues to reign as one of rock’s most compassionate songwriters, having gently steered his jam band into a less heady, more socially conscious era. Come Tomorrow, his 10th album, is filled with the fatherly wisdom and boyish optimism that has made his music so enduring. While this project is decidedly lighter than his past releases, it's hardly a softball: “She” and “Can’t Stop” show off the muscle of his top-notch band. But the romantic odes (“Again and Again”), playful curveballs (“Bkdkdkdd”), and rose-colored radio gems (“Idea of You,” “Come Tomorrow”) feel less like a reflection of today's political tensions and more like reassurances that we'll get through them. “The whole world is broken,” he sings on the orchestral title track. “Come tomorrow we 'gon find a way."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
357 Ratings
357 Ratings
Dpat_44 ,

Steady decline

This album had FOUR producers in order for it to be created. Someone needs to let Dave know that a song like That Girl Is You should NEVER have been selected for this album. The problem is no one will ever tell him it’s awful out of fear of being fired, which is why there needs to be FOUR producers.

Sadly, the days of a good emotional gut wrenching Dave Matthews song can be found on the first three albums with a few scattered in later ones.

The band has become even a bit of a joke in its live performances which have always been its bread and butter. Without a violinist to replace Boyd Tinsley, some of their most iconic songs have been reduced to a screechy Tim Reynolds guitar solo or a long winded Jeff Coffin on saxophone.

It’s over guys. The band is like a heavyweight champion well past its prime just getting beat up for PPV money by tomato can contenders. Time to let DMB walk away and retire. It was a fun ride while it lasted.

mpj2452 ,

Kinda bummed

When I heard a new album was on the way I was stoked. Then I listened to the first two songs over and over....what hell is this mess! It’s the DMB I’ve been listening to for years. Am I listening to the same thing those who give 5 stars? I’ve been a fan from the first album and loved the evolution to the last release. I hope the rest of the album is better. I really really hope it is.

Vandelay Industries 1 ,

What happened ?

Sound$ forced and contrived.

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