Stand Up

 
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Packed with politically provocative lyrics.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Depends on how you feel about political calls to action...

Violence

A couple of gun, bomb, and death references with an anti-violence message.

Sex

Some sexual innuendo -- nothing really explicit.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Inserts advertise Dave Matthews fashion products, T-shirts and hats, as well as the Warehouse.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Nothing obvious.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is interesting and original, integrating complex, infectious rhythm tracks with politically provocative lyrics. The result: an irresistible -- and exceptionally well-produced -- album.

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STAND UP, from the Dave Matthews Band, is interesting and original. The interplay of complex, infectious rhythm tracks with politically provocative lyrics makes for an irresistible album. After Some Devil, Matthews' accomplished solo effort, it's refreshing to hear the group's chemistry in action again. Though Matthews is front man and star of the show, he knows how to share the spotlight with his band mates, who all stand up to the task at hand. The South African front man/guitarist delivers his vocals with passion and versatility, veering from a soft, intimate whisper (\"Out of My Hands\") to visceral, raw energy (\"Louisiana Bayou\"). An included DVD component made possible by \"dual disc\" technology offers a behind-the-scenes look at the band's recording process that will delight aspiring musicians.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Lyrics are interesting, poetic, personal, and political. Combined with beautifully performed instrumentals and exquisite production, this is an album on which the whole is even greater than the sum of its excellent parts.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the meaningful lyrics, perhaps sparking a discussion about the personal vs. the political. What's the message here? What does it mean to you?

Music details

Artist:Dave Matthews Band
Release date:May 10, 2005
Label:RCA
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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