Stand Up

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Grander-sounding and more ambitious than Some Devil... Stand Up is brimming with potential singles. [13 May 2005, p.84]
  2. The official return of the DMB shows them in full force and stretching way Up.
  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. Blender
    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. Uncut
    40
    Solid rather than eventful. [Nov 2005, p.111]
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
  1. JordanB
    Jan 2, 2007
    9
    This album really shows the flexibility of the band. Could have done without a lot of the special effects, but over all each song has a very This album really shows the flexibility of the band. Could have done without a lot of the special effects, but over all each song has a very unique drive. Full Review »
  2. JackD
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    Badass
  3. CurtW
    Mar 6, 2006
    8
    Big fan of dave, but i find that this cd lacks acoustic which is one of the things i look for in dave. still a good cd but is missingsomething