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|1. Pantala Naga Pampa|
|3. The Last Stop|
|4. Don't Drink The Water|
|5. Stay (Wasting Time)|
|7. The Stone|
|9. The Dreaming Tree|
The Dave Matthews Band moves its music forward by increments on Before These Crowded Streets. While the album offers more of the folkish melodies and vaguely internationalist rhythms that made this Charlottesville, Virginia, group a major record and concert draw, it also finds them adding new colourings to the mix. Alanis Morissette guests on two cuts, "Spoon" and the disc's first single, "Don't Drink the Water", and banjo whiz Bela Fleck sits in, too. More interesting, though, is the modernist string arrangement played by the Kronos Quartet on the driving "Halloween". Matthews's obvious hopes to lead something other than a jam band are at least partly fulfilled here; at the same time, Streets should keep his customers satisfied. --Rickey Wright
As I'll anger the world's most fervent fan base by my opinion here, I'll try and give Dave Matthews Band a little credit - any artist nowadays needs to be praised for having... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by E. Kutinsky
You could basically call this review a review of DMB itself.
BTCS is the most musically intricute, and deepest DMB album, and in my opinion it is the best DMB album. Read more
"Before These Crowded Streets" is defintely a great dmb album but nothing beats "crash" in my opinion. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by RyDog
This is a very ambitious album which I think is first rate. The compositions are rich and full. The songs flow well and never become excessive, despite their length. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Scott M. Geyer
When I first listened to this album...wow. That's all I could say. It is by far the best DMB album ever made. Read morePublished on April 16 2004 by "twevo"
To start off i am a huge dmb fan. i have over 150 cd's most of which are live but i do own all the studio realses too. Read morePublished on April 9 2004