Stand Up - Dave Matthews Band

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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. 70
    DMB's five nimble instrumentalists... take Putumayo globalism to a Sigma Chi frat party. [Jun 2005, p.107]
  4. 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.
  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. 40
    Solid rather than eventful. [Nov 2005, p.111]
  7. Too many of the cuts appear pieced together in the studio, never once capturing the energy of a band playing live.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
  1. JordanB
    Jan 2, 2007
    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
  3. CurtW
    Mar 6, 2006
    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