Away from the World

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2012
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    20 years of sound combined for a really nice addition to the DMB catalog. Dave sings about love, his relationship with his fan base and the current state of the world in his eyes. The music behind the words is ambitious hitting multiple genres sometimes even on the same song. The only thing missing is Leroi Moore.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    It´s more of the same... and in DMB´s case.... more of the same is always pretty damn good. i didn´t get the deluxe edition so i haven´t had the possibility to listen to the other tracks... even so, the album deliver what was promised - eleven tracks of rock/folk and somewhat jazzy tunes. DMB you did it again :)
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jul 23, 2013
    80
    Fans will already know that this is a strong, alert Dave album, as Dave albums go. [Aug 2013, p.86]
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Away from the World is a bit of a rare thing: a return to form lacking an ounce of nostalgia.
  3. 70
    The instrumentation throughout is flawless, with careful guitar, exacting percussion, and funky violin swirls all blending into that signature Dave Matthews Band sound.