• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Jul 16, 2002
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. These are just good tunes, no matter what the window dressing is.
  2. This is such a fascinatingly different take on (mostly) the same material that it almost whets your appetite for a third rendering.
  3. Remarkably, these songs not only retain their emotional core even after they've been cleaned up, but they perhaps even gain more resonance in this setting.
  4. A masterwork filled with heavy violins, silky woodwinds, a driving soprano sax, a haunting bass guitar, and expert melding of jazz and rock, with Latin beats and bluesy overtones.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. JohnD
    Aug 31, 2009
    4
    For dave fans it's minor. better than everyday worse than the first three.
  2. CurtW
    Mar 6, 2006
    10
    I love the music of dave matthews and his band. this cd in my opinion is one of his best non-live cds he has.
  3. Cosmo"john"Prelog
    Jun 3, 2005
    1
    It reminds me of the first time I heard Lou Bega