We all were there. That house party our freshman year--skimpy dressed girls, beer pong, guys with backwards baseball hats--and the music? Yep. Dave Matthews Band. The whole party sang along to "Crash" screaming their significant other was that "dirty rascal." Beer spilled on us. Girls ran into us. Guys yelled in our ears. We hated Dave Matthews Band. We hated them.
Let's take a step back.
What was it we hated? Was it the music? Or was it that shirt that got ruined because that one drunk girl ran into that other drunk guy who spilled his beer on that other drunk girl who spilled her beer on you? I'm guessing the latter.
I dare each one of you to take a moment to examine your experience with the Dave Matthews Band. Have you ever really given the music the chance? Or have you just always associated the music with douche-bags?
I don't want to get too sentimental, but these guys represent what music should be. In a world of Lady Gaga's and Jonas Brothers, these guys stick to their roots and consistently produce solid, enjoyable tracks. Dave's lyrics are poems, sung over a sweet, unique mix of saxophone, violin, and guitar (not to forget incredible drumming).
Bottom line: I'm asking you to give them another chance. They release a new album tomorrow, entitled "Big Whisky & The GrooGrux King." From what I've heard, it's pretty fly. Plus, it's a tribute to their late saxophone player LeRoi Jones. Pick up the album, put it on, and let the GrooGrux decide for you.