CD Review | ROCK
Dave Matthews Band, ‘Away From the World’
The Dave Matthews Band's first post-break album is a folksy, jammy tumble that feels much like the group's earliest work. Some of "Away From the World" is unabashedly cheesy, especially when Matthews uncages his lusty side on "Belly Belly Nice" or pleads in simplistic terms for a better world on "Mercy." Though Matthews occasionally splashes around in shallow lyrics, the band overall is cooking.