• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2012
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. In short, a few stray hiccups only gives a listener more reason to be excited for the next release.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jul 23, 2013
    80
    Fans will already know that this is a strong, alert Dave album, as Dave albums go. [Aug 2013, p.86]
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    80
    Away from the World is a bit of a rare thing: a return to form lacking an ounce of nostalgia.
  4. Sep 11, 2012
    78
    Restrained, moody and subtle. It has its big footprint moments, of course, and there's an audible ambition that gives the album a crackling if slow-burning energy.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    Sep 12, 2012
    75
    DMB return to the crunchy arena-skronk of their peak. [14/21 Sep 2012, p. 141]
  6. 70
    The instrumentation throughout is flawless, with careful guitar, exacting percussion, and funky violin swirls all blending into that signature Dave Matthews Band sound.
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    70
    Though Matthews occasionally splashes around in shallow lyrics, the band overall cooks, fleshing out these tunes in an integral way.
  8. Sep 11, 2012
    70
    [Away From the World] serves up the Matthews magic in all its musically tight, emotionally bumfuzzled splendor.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    7
    This entry into the DMB
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    20 years of sound combined for a really nice addition to the DMB catalog. Dave sings about love, his relationship with his fan base and the20 years of sound combined for a really nice addition to the DMB catalog. Dave sings about love, his relationship with his fan base and the current state of the world in his eyes. The music behind the words is ambitious hitting multiple genres sometimes even on the same song. The only thing missing is Leroi Moore. Full Review »
  3. Sep 14, 2012
    9
    It´s more of the same... and in DMB´s case.... more of the same is always pretty damn good. i didn´t get the deluxe editionIt´s more of the same... and in DMB´s case.... more of the same is always pretty damn good. i didn´t get the deluxe edition so i haven´t had the possibility to listen to the other tracks... even so, the album deliver what was promised - eleven tracks of rock/folk and somewhat jazzy tunes. DMB you did it again :) Full Review »