Album I can't live without: Dave Matthews Band
The album I can't live without
Before These Crowded Streets from Dave Matthews Band is quite simply the greatest album of all time.
I love it because of its versatility and all round lack of weakness. It has radio friendly songs, ballads, raw power and emotion, a dark theme all throughout, and seamless flow from one track to the next.
It is perfect for listening to late at night in bed with headphones on, on a busy commuter bus, on a road trip or while doing the household chores. There isn't a weak song on the album, and from start to finish it takes the listener on a wonderful musical journey.
There are several short musical interludes between tracks that help give the album an overall arch that creates continuity and flow.
I first listened to the album in high school when my drum teacher put me on to Dave Matthews Band. The Dreaming Tree is a catchy ballad in the unusual time signature of 7/4 and this got me absolutely hooked on the band.
From song arrangement to lyric writing and overall flow of the album, this record is still my all time number one I couldn't live without.
View all contributions