Stand Up - Dave Matthews Band
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

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  • Summary: 'Stand Up' is the band's first studio album in three years and finds them working for the first time with producer Mark Baston (50 Cent, Beyonce).
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The official return of the DMB shows them in full force and stretching way Up.
  2. Grander-sounding and more ambitious than Some Devil... Stand Up is brimming with potential singles. [13 May 2005, p.84]
  3. Stand Up is as democratic a record as you can expect from a band named after the singer. Unfortunately, that organic feel comes at the expense of Matthews' personality, a combination of pervy extroversion and armchair philosophizing that Everyday channeled more purely.
  4. 70
    DMB's five nimble instrumentalists... take Putumayo globalism to a Sigma Chi frat party. [Jun 2005, p.107]
  5. Lack of energy and a dearth of hooks adds up to one of the most tepid releases Matthews and his crew have released.
  6. Too many of the cuts appear pieced together in the studio, never once capturing the energy of a band playing live.
  7. 40
    Solid rather than eventful. [Nov 2005, p.111]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54