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Some Devil

Dave Matthews BandAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 23, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0000C3GZ2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (415 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dodo
2. So Damn Lucky
3. Gravedigger
4. Some Devil
5. Grey Blue Eyes
6. Trouble
7. Save Me
8. Stay Or Leave
9. An' Another Thing
10. Oh
11. Baby
12. Up And Away
13. Too High
14. Gravedigger (acoustic)

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109 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Really Is "Some Devil" October 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I have been, since meeting my wife, a fan of the Dave Matthew's Band. I have seen them live several times, and have always immensely enjoyed their shows. So I was a little befuddled when my wife informed me that Dave Matthews was releasing a solo album. I couldn't understand how his style would be any different than the music he makes with "his" band.
And then I listened to "Some Devil"....and I understood.
Dave Matthews, a brilliant lyricist, guitarist and songwriter, nails his first solo album with a style that is as fresh, new and unique as anything he has ever done with the DMB (Dave Matthews Band). He takes risks, attempting topics, ideas, and musical sounds that are new and unique, and sometimes a little off mainstream.
I admire this album as a whole for several reasons. 1.) Dave Matthews, an icon in the alternative/rock industry, remains faithful to his craft by not writing overtly commercial music, but rather remaining true to the things that move him, and it shows in his songs. 2.) With this album, he does not attempt to re-create anything that even remotely resembles the DMB, but instead features a whole new array of musical sound, often blending a string orchestra with edgy, raw guitar and driving rhythmic drums to give us a feeling that Dave Matthews is trying to take us to a whole new place with this album.
My cynical side edged its way to the surface when I first heard (and saw) the video for his first single from the "Some Devil" album; "Gravedigger". Of all the pieces on the album, I would say that this piece is the most mainstream, appealing to those in the industry who need an angle to market this album.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's NOT dmb - it's DAVE. October 1, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
For anyone expecting this album to sound like Dave Matthews Band, don't bother buying it. It's not dmb. I don't think it was intended to sound anything like dmb. That's the beauty of it. It's a very smooth, mellow, non-jammed-out collection of tunes with some good lyricism and nice melodies. Unlike many dmb songs, Dave's voice isn't so much the focal point of the songs. Instead, his voice is more of an instrument, blended in with the other instruments. His vocals are more reminiscent of how his shows with Tim Reynolds sound. These songs aren't nearly as "catchy" as the usual dmb favorites, but many are quite moving, both musically and lyrically. I have a feeling that this is the album Dave wanted to make, for his own creative expression, and not necessarily to appease the critics or dmb fans. If you're a fan of Dave, you'll love the album. If you're a fan of Dave with the band, this album sounds nothing like his work with dmb. Personally, I love many of the songs on this album, like most of them, and don't really dislike any of them. (This coming from a huge fan of dmb). I'd call it "brilliant" if I didn't already expect that of Dave. :)
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Matthews is a Lyrical Genius October 4, 2003
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Although most Dave Matthews Band fans love the gut renching, note belting songs like Dont Drink the Water and All Along the Watchtower that the band is notorious for, there is another side to the band that compliments very well. The meolodic ballads such as Crash Into Me and Space Between are some of the band's best songs. This new solo album of Dave's is definitely ballad driven, and this is why some people dont like it. They want to hear some loud, energy filled tunes that are just not possible without the band. This is why Dave did a solo album, to put some songs out that didn't exactly fit with the band's direction, and quite honestly are some of the best lyrics I have heard in a while. Although all the songs on this album are ballad like, I feel its an excellent compolation of his best creative genius. And if you need the loud, energetic songs, just pop in one of his live cds. Personal favs on this CD: Dodo, So Damn Lucky, Stay or Leave, and Oh. Definitely buy this album if you like such songs: Crash, Space Between, Typical Situation ...
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the real DAVE.... September 30, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I admire Dave Matthews. Not because he has been able to front one of the most succussful, yet underrated bands of the modern era. And not because he has created so many songs with DMB that have become so mainstream. I admire Dave because he is willing to take risks as an artist. Whether its scrapping a tired, yet triumphant formula and going electric in DMB's album, "Everyday" or going solo on his latest disc, "Some Devil." It is solo when we finally see Dave for who HE is. At first listen, this album is a lightweight compared to the rhythms and rhymes of DMB. However, he soon begins to showcase a new, more inspired sound. One that takes notes from Jack Johnson, or even Coldplay. And all throughout, Dave pens his lyrics with references to many songs from DMB. This album almost represents everything he wanted to say in a band, yet couldn't because it was just that. Immediacy was not his goal here; in fact,it is obvious to me that he worked hard to create a piece of artwork, not just ear candy. A beautiful and much needed move for music fans and the industry.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to them...the CD is great September 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe people are reviewing this record a day after it was released and calling it "terrible" and "Disappointing". I think to them they feel this way because they were expecting Dave to sound like DMB. Why would you expect this????? This is a solo album. It's supposed to sound different. If you can actually open your mind and realize Dave is doing this record because it doesn't fit with the band then you will enjoy it. I personally think this is one of the best disc's I bought this year. And there are really good lyrics and music throughout this album. If you are expecting to be blown away by usual DMB style and musical technique, don't get this. Get this because you understand Dave and know that there is more to life outside of DMB. Obviously most of those who have reviewed this album do not truly understand Dave and his music. This will probably go on to be grammy nominated and be great milestone for Dave. I'm glad for him and I like this album a lot!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long time DMB fan
I hadn't thought about this album in a long time until I came across "Baby" on YouTube recently. I went searching my library for the CD and couldn't find it. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Huge Fan - disappointing album
''Some Devil'' falls in line with the last couple of Dave Matthews Band studio albums, which de-emphasized open-ended jams in favor of a more sculpted, song-oriented approach. Read more
Published 3 months ago by komputerguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
Love love love it. Thought as did others how much different can this be but it is. As my husband puts it. .. It's more melancholy
Published 7 months ago by Sand
5.0 out of 5 stars Cla :)
I totally recommend it! It is perfect for a gift, I didn't have problems with nothing! It is completely new!
Published 8 months ago by Claudia Ojeda
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of all times. Dave - Carter = AWESOME!!
One of the best albums of all times. Dave - Carter = AWESOME!! Dave Matthews Band has always been too busy for my taste. But this album, this album is magic!!
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Matthews' best
Got a lot of drive time? Put this CD into the car stereo and feel the tension melt. At home? Open the wine.
Published 10 months ago by paul
4.0 out of 5 stars A Startling Change Of Pace
As The Dave Matthews Band brought down the concert circuit in 2003 with the
spectacular concert event at New York City’s Central Park that was well captured
in the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by RH
5.0 out of 5 stars Step Into The Darkness
Dave's freshman solo attempt is a stunning contrast to the majority of his other music put out with Dave Matthews Band. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Joseph C. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dmb <3
As good if not better then previous cd's he never disappoints . Could listen all day every day easily! The best
Published 15 months ago by BUNDY
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, if you like Dave, what's not to like here.....
I find his live performances to be much better than his studio recorded music; but then again, I think I prefer that with most artists. Read more
Published 16 months ago by netaron
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