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."

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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