Stand Up
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Stand Up

November 29, 2005

  Song Title
Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)
Stand Up (For It)
American Baby Intro
American Baby
Smooth Rider
Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)
Out Of My Hands
Hello Again
Louisiana Bayou
Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd
You Might Die Trying
Steady As We Go
Hunger For The Great Light

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Release Date: May 10, 2005
  • Label: RCA Records Label
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  • Total Length: 56:15
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  • ASIN: B0013DABMU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (618 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,767 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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257 of 326 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Probably the only "bad" Dave Matthews album I own May 11, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to Dave Matthews Band for 15 years now. For awhile, every album they put out got better and better. And then came "Everyday." They moved past their traditional acoustic folk/rock success with a new producer and an edgier sound. I initially hated that album, but grew to like it. With their last album, "Busted Stuff," they began to move back to their roots, only to drift again with the release of "Stand Up."

I don't know where they were going with this album, but it's a much different sound than we've heard in the past. If I didn't recognize (somewhat) the vocals of Dave Matthews, I might even think it's from a different band. Hopefully I'll grow into this album as well, but after several listens since it's release, I've grown tired of trying to find anything worth listening to.

This album sounds like it is filled with tracks that didn't make the cut for "Everyday." It has that over processed feel but lacks the 4 or 5 great tracks that made "Everyday" a decent album. So far I've found two tracks that I don't mind listening to: "Old Dirt Hill" and "American Baby," and even those aren't very good. The problem with the songs on this album is that they're too repetitive and they lack the great lyrics and instrumental riffs that make Dave Matthews Band's music so great. You hear the same chords and lyrics over and over and over. It's almost as if they took the first minute of each song and looped it several more times. I don't even recall hearing Boyd Tinsley's violin at all on this album. They even put two lame "throwaway" tracks on this album so you're only getting 12 songs. They did that on "Before These Crowded Streets" as well but at least that song was decent. These two just sound like a bunch of noise.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Probably DMB's worst album ever, do not buy July 21, 2006
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Stand Up features a new producer for DMB, Mark Batson. Batson draws experience from working in pop and rap. DMB heralded Batson as the second coming. Truth is, Batson gave absolutely no drive to DMB. DMB just got caught up in their studio life (eating fine food, playing games, smoking joints with Batson outside the studio, etc.). No real work was done on this album. The story behind American Baby pretty much describes the entire album. Batson met with each band member individually. When violinist Boyd Tinsley came in, Batson told him to start playing. When Tinsley was testing his violin, he plucked the riff to American Baby. It was totally unintentional on Tinsley's part, but Batson made a song out of it. This is pretty much the whole album in a nutshell: Batson just looped a bunch of boring riffs over and over. To add insult to injury, Dave could NOT write lyrics for this album. There is absolutely no song that is up to snuff with anything Dave has written before. The only song that comes close is "Hello Again;" however, "Hello Again" was written outside the studio and road tested in 2004. Furthermore, Batson neutered this song by not including Carter's drum solo or the outro. Moreover, speaking of Carter, Batson totally insulted Carter on this record. For those not familiar with Carter Beauford, he is one of the best rock drummers ever. Unfortunately, Batson just looped the drums over and over and turned Carter into a drum machine. Which brings me to an important point, don't listen to DMB's lies about this album. In the hype leading up to the album, they said, "this new album will be built around Carter." Hahah, sure DMB. They will also contend that this is their best album in some of their promotional material. However, that's also bullox. Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stand Up and DO NOT buy this for TWO reasons January 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD
There are two HUGE reasons not to buy this album:

(1) First, this CD is copy-protected. And this is no ordinary protection. Indeed, the 'digital keys' you need from SUNNCOMM don't even download to my computer (and may not to yours either)...and no one at SUNNCOMM or the Dave Matthews Band website will help, despite several emails. Thus, you must face that fact that you may ONLY be able to play this CD in a CD-Player! And before you even think of using it on your PC, I warn you to read what people say about SUNNCOMM and its software. I wish I never had bought this album,

(2) Second, this is not Dave Matthews best attempt. Indeed, on first listen, it is his worst album ever. I agree with the review on that this album may be the one where you say to yourself...I may never buy another DMB album ever again, as it is clear the best albums are already out there.

So...don't buy this album...stand up to SUNNCOMM and its insane anti-piracy software.

Say no to DMB for creating his worst album far.
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143 of 188 people found the following review helpful
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Yep, I bought all major Dave Matthews Band CDs releases. Why? Because I like them. Because they're CDs are usually worth it. Now they decided to implement DRM. First off, they sell well. Secondly, they are a touring band. So why implement DRM?

I guess this is the digital equivalent of human waste from a tour bus, and consumers are the boat passengers. Basically, to play this on a PC machine, you need to install a product. The product has been known to crash machines. Gee, am I going to install it?

If you have autorun on, it actually tries to install itself automatically. If I'm not mistaken, isn't that Spyware?

Now I like to listen to CDs in my office on my windows machine. Am I going to install an unverified outside product on my machine connected to my employer's internal network? No, I'm not an idiot. Nor should you. Nor should anyone. It's dangerous. If it's not open source nor made by a reputable software organization, it may contain exploits or bugs that can open up your system, and your internal network to hackers. So unless your name is Paris Hilton and don't mind being hacked, don't do it.

So, basically, it is unplayable, legally, on a normal PCs legally without compromising your system. Yep, I can now officially state that it is officially easier to download it illegally and burn it to a CD, than be a sucker like me and pay retail price. It shows the music industry has a little bit of greed, mixed with a whole lot of stupidity. I guess people like me, who respect copyrights, actually have to become hackers to enjoy legitimately paid music.

Thanks Dave Matthews Band!

Oh yeah, I've heard, though cannot confirm, that if you have a windows machine, and have an iPod, they are not compatible either.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Stand Up Falls Down
I love the Dave Matthews Band. I love the group dearly. However, when I listen to this album, I can't help but to think their is some contractual obligation to dish out x-number of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Joseph C. Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars DMB does something different...
This album gets negative reviews from slight dings to absolute slammed but I think it deserves a chance as it really shows their first attempt at finding maturity in their music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Brandon
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite DMB album..
This album is one of my favorites... and it is my favorite Dave Matthews band album. Their best in my opinion.
Published 10 months ago by Doc
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I have traditionally been a fan of Dave Matthews but I do not like this album. Just a bunch of disjointed noise.
Published 12 months ago by reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the lyrics.
I owned the CD, but it got lost in between apartments in a move. I was all too happy to replace it.
Published 12 months ago by reginareigns
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
A good time. Reminds me of hanging out with friends. Nothing out of the ordinary for DMB, but still a good album.
Published 16 months ago by Elwood Blues
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD, better than I expected
Good CD, better than I expected. I forgot this album till I saw DMB in concert and then I heard some of the songs on this CD and decided it was worth the purchase. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Fishman68
4.0 out of 5 stars Dave Matthew Stand Up
CD tray was broken (due to shipment?), but CD and booklet were in very good conditions, actually it was a new and unused item. Read more
Published 19 months ago by gevietor
4.0 out of 5 stars DMB Stand Up Review
I always like Dave's music, so I'm somewhat biased...but this us far from my favorite. I am not a big fan of "produced" music (i. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Clutch
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great album
Reviewing another DMB's consumers stars for this album, I couldn't stop to think how injustice is to give less than three stars to it. Read more
Published on July 16, 2011 by Victor M S Delgado
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