Saturday, August 8, 2009

Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King -2009-
(Rock, Acoustic, Jazz)

From: Charlottesville, Virginia

The new album 'Big Whiskey' from DMB is a heavy album. Both musically and emotionally. Founding member Leroi Moore tragically died before the release of the album, but it is nice to hear him jamming his horns here one more time. It took a couple of listens, but this album is growing on me. DMB does some rocking on this album with some soul, jazz, funk and just straight up rock tunes, but there are a couple of more mellow tracks that remind me of Dave's solo album, which are favorites so far. There seems to be more energy, passion, and groove than on some of the most recent albums and that is a very good thing for sure.

DMB - Funny The Way It Is

DMB - Why I Am

DMB - Time Bomb

DMB - Alligator Pie