- Summary: The first solo release for Dave Matthews (that's right, it's not the Dave Matthews Band this time out) finds him working with artists such as Tim Reynolds and Trey Anastasio (Phish).
- Record Label: RCA
- Genre(s): Rock, Adult Alternative
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Entertainment WeeklyThe Matthews Band's absence does leave a void, mainly because their instrumental acrobatics usually glossed over the flimsier songs written by their fearless leader. [3 Oct 2003, p.70]
UncutIt suggests there's far more to him than the anonymous middle-of-the-road college rock for which the Americans have such an insatiable appetite. [Dec 2003, p.118]
BlenderMatthews's singular skill is adroitly tipping his elastic, emotive voice and sorority-seducing melodies from buoyant to melancholy. [Oct 2003, p.123]
Q MagazineSo Damn Lucky and Trouble are lyrical ballads that succeed through understatement, but elsewhere Gravedigger is an awful, hectoring anti-war lament. [Jan 2004, p.117]
ThomasOct 13, 2003Dave makes his first try at a solo album...and to put it bluntly, it rocks! Dave is back.
JohnE.Apr 7, 2008This is a great deep album I enjoyed it very much, and still do even after listening to it for a couple of years. I never got tired of it. This is a great deep album I enjoyed it very much, and still do even after listening to it for a couple of years. I never got tired of it. That's the sign of a good album.… Expand
WickedRapunzelOct 21, 2003Dave lifts you ups and takes you down through the underground caverns of his soul. It's an amazing album that's lyrically superior Dave lifts you ups and takes you down through the underground caverns of his soul. It's an amazing album that's lyrically superior to anything released in the past year. … Expand
MaajedWFeb 2, 2006Absolutely amazing music. It's dark, melodious and definitely has a touch of genius!
BradH.Dec 19, 2007Absolutely amazing. Give it 3 listenings and you will be hooked. A must have for any Dave fan even without his band.
CurtWMar 6, 2006Big fan of dave and a big fan of this cd. although i like the eletric violin of boyd tinsley, its not missed that much with these amazing tracks.
JimROct 6, 2003Frat boy drivel, avoid at all costs.
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