Everyday

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
For much of the past decade, Dave Matthews and his perpetual touring machine have wowed an ever-growing audience with boundless musical dexterity and an unparalleled vibe-building panache. It would be simple enough for Matthews and company to simply coast along from stadium to stadium on that reputation, but on this long-awaited collection, the DMB prove themselves willing to take some chances, rattle some cages, and branch out into directions that may surprise some devotees. From the first spin, Everyday strikes a different note from the band's previous studio outings: The songs are a bit more tightly wound and somewhat slicker, traits attributable in part to producer...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
For much of the past decade, Dave Matthews and his perpetual touring machine have wowed an ever-growing audience with boundless musical dexterity and an unparalleled vibe-building panache. It would be simple enough for Matthews and company to simply coast along from stadium to stadium on that reputation, but on this long-awaited collection, the DMB prove themselves willing to take some chances, rattle some cages, and branch out into directions that may surprise some devotees. From the first spin, Everyday strikes a different note from the band's previous studio outings: The songs are a bit more tightly wound and somewhat slicker, traits attributable in part to producer Glen Ballard known for his work with Alanis Morissette and Aerosmith. Perhaps because of Ballard's guidance, Matthews sounds hellbent on exploring new territory, pumping up the volume -- and the electricity -- and reining in the jamming all the album's songs clock in under five minutes. Surprisingly straightforward, stripped-down tunes like "So Right" and the good-timey boogie "I Did It" are missing any signature Matthews quirk other than his voice. But don’t panic! There are still forays down roads less traveled, like the heady Middle Eastern tones of "What You Are" and the sunny island bounce of the reggae-tinged "Angel," although such side trips are invariably cut short as the band return to a rock-paved highway. Special guest Carlos Santana helps make that trip a bit easier by turning in some scintillating even by his high standards guitar work on "Mother Father" -- a nice bookend to Dave's work on Santana's blockbuster Supernatural. While the lack of extended solos -- saxophonist LeRoi Moore is noticeably quieter than on earlier albums -- may irk some diehards, the tight ensemble playing that guides tunes like the lustily rolling, organ-drenched "When the World Ends" will turn shaking heads into bobbing ones in a hurry. Matthews's will to evolve is certainly impressive, and as long as he keeps zigging when folks expect him to zag, his spot in rock's pantheon is secure.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The fourth proper studio album by the Dave Matthews Band had a rough birth, as the group jettisoned a set of sessions recorded with their longtime producer Steve Lillywhite, starting afresh with Glen Ballard, the mastermind behind Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill. Ballard has a tremendous influence on the resulting record, collaborating with Matthews on every track and changing the direction of their sound. The change emphasizes Matthews' melodies and leadership over the group interplay that is their calling card.
Rolling Stone - David Fricke
Compared with the cheap thrills out there, not to mention the band's own previous records, the meaty classic-rock orthodoxy of Everyday -- produced by AOR maestro Glen ballard and written entirely by Matthews and Ballard -- is practically a revolutionary act. "When the World Ends," "The Space Between" and "So Right" are all blinding chrome and fat swagger, superbuffed throwbacks to 1980s arena-rock convention. And that sleek buoyancy -- a new-century blend of Def Leppard's Hysteria and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. -- perfetly echoes Matthews' mission statement at the front of "I Did It": "I'm mixing up a bunch of magic stuff/A Magic mushroom cloud of care/A potion that will rock the boat. . . . Make a bomb of love and blow it up."

Compared with the cheap thrills out there, not to mention the band's own previous records, the meaty classic-rock orthodoxy of Everyday -- produced by AOR maestro Glen ballard and written entirely by Matthews and Ballard -- is practically a revolutionary act. "When the World Ends," "The Space Between" and "So Right" are all blinding chrome and fat swagger, superbuffed throwbacks to 1980s arena-rock convention. And that sleek buoyancy -- a new-century blend of Def Leppard's Hysteria and Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. -- perfetly echoes Matthews' mission statement at the front of "I Did It": "I'm mixing up a bunch of magic stuff/A Magic mushroom cloud of care/A potion that will rock the boat. . . . Make a bomb of love and blow it up."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078636798844
  • Catalog Number: 67988

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Did It
  2. 2 When the World Ends
  3. 3 Space Between
  4. 4 Dreams of Our Fathers
  5. 5 So Right
  6. 6 If I Had It All
  7. 7 What You Are
  8. 8 Angel
  9. 9 Fool to Think
  10. 10 Sleep to Dream Her
  11. 11 Mother Father
  12. 12 Everyday
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Matthews Band Primary Artist, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Carter Beauford Bongos, Conga, Drums, Background Vocals, Vibraphone
LeRoi Moore Flute, Contrabass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Boyd Tinsley Violin, Background Vocals
Stefan Lessard Electric Bass
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    An historical DMB record

    For fans who have followed DMB for years, this album marked a critical turning point that broke with their tradition and methods of recording a studio album. Long time fans will notice this difference simply by listening, as the music is short, sweet, often pop-catchy and lacking any typical jam sessions.
    There is a very polished and rocking sound to most of the songs, but once again, the jamboree sounds you would hear in concert from them have vanished on this record.

    Over the years the band seems to have incorporated some of these songs into their traditional style through playing them live, so if you are familiar with those performances this album is a nice touchstone to see how they continue to grow as talented musicians.

    As a hardcore DMB fan this album is essential to my collection as a page in their musical history and I certainly recommended it to even those who dislike this temporary break intheir style.



    To new fans or anyone not as familiar with identifying DMBs essential characteristics, this album should become a quick favorite. It's easy to like, great for parties, and still ranks high with Dave's incredible lyrics. Be sure to add it to your collection no matter who you are!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    News Headlines: DMB addicted to novacaine!

    I have been a DMB fan for roughly nine years. I was first drawn to them by their upbeat and unique sound; the passion they emitted and the mystery that lurked behind every chord. Song such as #41 and Let you Down and Typical situation were songs that salved the soul. But now, he has undergone the same poppy brainwashing that has infected other artists that seek to adhere to the brainless teenage minds of modern-day America. It really doesn't pay to be superficial, morally or ethically! This was a dissapointment and an embarassment to me. If I were Dave, I would publically apologize for unleashing such an ungodly work of sap onto the public. There is no mystery, no passion, no soul or inspiration-giving aspect to this album. Every song is as un-intersting as the next. The two stars are for "When the World Ends", which is the only one that posesses Dave's true spirit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They've done it...again

    Many critics and fans alike were skeptical with this release. The Dave Matthews Band have changed gears for their "Everyday" release, but the end result is a CD that's just as good as the rest. Producer Glenn Ballard(best known for Alanis Morisette's "Jagged Little Pill" CD; another CD all music fans should have)has used his talents with the band to give them a fresh sound while allowing the band to display the natural talents they've always demonstrated on previous releases. "Everyday" is simply more of a radio-friendly release with a polished rock sound. The extended arrangements are minimilized on this CD to make room for the band to record songs that are crafted in a more concise and commercial way. The album's opening track, "I Did It," has Matthews dabbling his licks on the electric guitar. From there we go to "When the World Ends," followed by "The Space Between," two love songs that pose messages of faith in unconditional love. The CD follows with "Dreams of our Fathers," a rock-oriented sounds with a hint of techo and Matthews' soaring voice. Every track on this CD proves to be a winning combination of familiar traits combined with a new set of hands to give the CD a pop flavor. The band's collaboration with Ballard is one of the best to come along in years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You all are too judgemental

    I hate how every time a band tries something new people say they have sold out. U2, POP, that was an excelent and extreamly talented album. Metallica, Load, another brilliant album. However both Albums were torn to shreds and labled sell out albums. Much the same as "Everyday." This is a good album which is well worth buying. DMB has never made a bad song and are still one of the best bands out there. "What you are," If I had it all," and "Space Between" are all great songs. Get over your predjudices and start thinking for yourselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRAVA Dave Matthews Band!

    When I first heard the Dave Matthews Band I was extremely impressed by the explosive instrumental performance and Dave's vulnerable and hauntingly sweet voice. The intense chiaroscuro of lyrics and music is a definate trademark of DMB. This CD ''Everyday'' is different yes, but although the songs are shorter, the emotions are more intense than ever! I particularly applaud ''Space Between'' ''WhatYou Are'' ''If I had it All'' and the title track ''Everyday'' Brava Dave Matthews Band!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sound-wise,probably their best recording

    As far as the overall sound-mix of the album ,i give that 10 stars. The saxophone lines on ''Sleep to dream her''are hip enough to warrant a repeatlisten. I recall my first listen to the album was overall dissapointing. How about ''Proudest Monkey pt.2 next time?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dave Matthews Band Delivers Great New Sound

    Dave Matthews Band's album ''Everyday'' experiments with new sounds while keeping in touch with the classic music that the group's fans have learned to love. Everyday is exactly what the doctor ordered, delivering great new tracks like ''I Did It'' along with songs with the old stuff, (''Space Between''). This album is sure to satisfy any DMB fan, new or old, in its creative style and expected class.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD Rocks

    I just love this CD, especially '' The Space Between'',and everytime I listen to it, I just always want to cry because it is so beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dave Matthews Band is a great group for young adults and adults!!!

    Dave Matthews Band is so GREAT!!! All the songs are so mellow and fresh. DMB is a great music group for teenagres wanting to mature!! It's helped me alot. The songs are great and so is DMB!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BIG TIME DMB FAN

    Ok, so listen to this Im a huge fan of DMB, Ive been for the longest time. What I have always loved about this band is its ability to change through times, yet always keeping its original sound. After I listened to the CD, instead of feeling like DMB ''has let us down'' by ''selling out'', I'm even more in awe of the group. They managed to change without going too jazzy/too poppy. This CD is a tribute to the ability of DMB to change through the ages adapting to the new generations without losing their original and much-loved flavor. So, to whomever says that this CD is a sellout I'm just going to say one thing: open your ears and listen, DMB has struck again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DMB definetely changes its tune...

    At one point I had heard Dave Matthews Band on the radio a few times and shuddered and turned off the radio. I hadn't even listened to a whole song and I thought they were awful. I saw one of my friends wearing a DMB shirt last summer at a camp we went to and that inspired me to give them a chance. I listened to a few of their songs and immediately had to get one of their cds. The first one I got was ''Under the Table and Dreaming''. It was brilliant. I loved it and quickly memorized all the lyrics and sat in my room at night singing along and relaxing to the long solos and incredible lyrics. It was soon enough that I bought ''Crash''. This cd was also very good and I soon learned to love it. I hesitated on buying ''Before These Crowded Streets'' until after I bought ''Everyday'' at its release. This cd was very different then the other Dave stuff I had grown to love. Although the music was still performed very well, I have to say that it is not as good as some of the older albums. I really had grown to love the long 7 minute solos with the sax, etc. and I would have liked to see Dave stay that way. But, it is still a job well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Love The New Disc!

    I think DMB gets better and better with every CD. They really branched out from their usual delightful mix of folk, rock, and blues, and sounded innovative and fresh. At the same time, the songs were as comfortable and familiar as my fave pair of pajamas. Some bands stick to the same stuff over and over, but DMB just rolls with it. Awesome! p.s. Adam H, do i know you? :o)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    passion deserves credit

    Dave Matthews is a passionate songwriter who has yet again captured his feelings in his powerful, yet comforting music. I am a huge DMB fan who will continue to grow as a fan as they grow as artists. Inspiring, grateful, and speechless are the only words I can use to describe their talent, and they have yet again produced with Glen Ballard a brilliant album. Although this album may not have the solos, and acoustic guitar riffs, it still has beautiful circular songwriting that gives the music industry and DMB fans something to REALLY listen to. Incredible Album DMB, as always.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extremely disappointed one

    Disappointing. Mainstream. Sell- outs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not For Your First DMB CD!

    This is my first DMB CD purchase and honestly, with all the hype, I expected alot more. I mean this CD is like ''I Did It'' even though I am wore out. Not owning any previous DMB material and liking what I have heard elsewhere by them earlier in their careers, I suggest that the reader skip this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dave Does It Again

    While many are not warming up to the new Dave Matthews release, I think that it is their best work yet. Everyday explores new musical and creative ideas for the band, while retaining their older influences. I think the idea of keeping the songs shorter and not as drawn out with solos gives the album a very concise and directed approach. Sure I miss the soloists, but I really enjoy how they color the music as opposed to being the music. The few solos they do have however fit extremely well with the moods of the songs, and add to the overall sound that the band is putting out. This is the only Dave album that I dont skip a track on, because nothing on this release should be missed, it gets better everytime you listen to it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing

    The best CD since under the table and dreaming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's not Crash or Under The Table

    I must first preface my comments by saying that anything by DMB is great music. I gave Everyday the low rating only relative to their other work. Much like Before These Crowded Streets, Dave and Co. let their music be influenced too much by their producer at the last minute. They should have gone with the songs they brought to the studio, not written 12 new songs in two weeks. Their best music has always been those songs they hammer out on the road with the fans. Overall, however, Everyday is still a good pick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Takes a while

    I too was a little sceptical after seeing the ''I did it'' video on TRL last week, I thought that the song was just plain bad. Being the big Dave fan that I am I went and got the CD anyways. When I started to play the CD the songs were a bit different, but I stuck with it, and now I sit at work and get get the ''I did it'' tune out of my head, its driving me insane!! The first Dave CD I bought was ''Under the Table and Dreaming'', I wasn't a big fan at the time but this music grows on you like a bad fungus. The next one I bought was ''Before these Crowded Streets'' this CD was totally different from my first, but it too grew on me. I love all his CD's for different reasons, and the go along with certain moods. I am sure that this CD will find it's appropriate mood and I will love it just as much as the rest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Expecting Something Different but Still Happy!

    Being a DMB fan since 1995, I have been spoiled by listening to the greatest music created in quite some time. At first listen, I was not a big fan of any of the CD's. After lsitening to the CD's more than once, the music seems to grow on me like a fungus. I have every CD ever created by DMB and over $1000 in bootlegs tapes and CD's. Everyday is definitely a different sound than any other CD not just because of the absence of Tim Reynolds and the acoustic guitar but because of the absence of Boyd and Leroi. These guys are usually a pivotal part of the band but seem to be absent from the CD. The CD is excellent and recommend it to any music lover. I hope Boyd and Leroi make a return in the summer concerts.

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