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Dave Matthews Band — Broken Things
Album: Away From The World
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5.9

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Total ratings: 1104









Released: 2012
Length: 3:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
sometimes the road is crystal
and sometimes i feel like I'm losing my mind
tell me what it is what you think you're missing
and i will see what i can find

you want to be so sure of
every step you take
you cant always know what's coming
you cant always trust the twist of fate

oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you
oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you

stars shine down from the black
and we're picking though this broken glass
well how could we know that our lives
would be so full of beautifully broken things

oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you
oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you

war is the most vulgar madness
and winters can be so cruel
you can't always change the way things are
like i can't change the way i think of you

oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you
oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you
oh my, love my, love my love
oh my love my heart is set on you, set on you
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A tour with Hootie and the Blowfish makes sense to me. 
 Grayson wrote:
Dear goddess, that ender is such a hot mess of a wrecking ball of musical turds it's almost kinda good. 
 
Not sure if the ending did it for me, though I did go 6 to 7 today on this one.  And my "issue" with DMB has less to do with his voice compared to others (I like Dylan, etc.) - for me it's more the association it has with the time in my life that I heard these.  Well that was about 15+ years ago, and this is newer than that....so there's the +1.  Long Live RP!!

(I will say I like Dave's acting, he's a nice guy I've met a couple times including almost being run over by him) 

...and....OMG!!  The Wiki info for DMB shows the following (I'll leave the jokes to the rest of ya)

The group's most recent album, 2018's Come Tomorrow, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making Dave Matthews Band the first group to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at the peak. As of 2018, the Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 100 million tickets since its inception and a collective 91 million CDs and DVDs combined.  FREAKING AWESOME!!

In August 2004, DMB was at the center of a controversy when about 800 pounds of liquid human waste was dumped from band member Boyd Tinsley's tour bus through the grate in the Kinzie Street Bridge in Chicago onto passengers aboard a sightseeing boat on the Chicago River below.  FREAKING GRUESOME!!
 Ericocean wrote:
The appeal of Dave Mathews continues to escape me.  This is a really annoying song.
 
The hatred for Dave Matthews here on RP continues to escape me. I understand he might not be your cup of tea, but why the need to continually rush to your computer screens during his songs to post comment after comment about how  much you dislike him and his music?! Just click the Next or PSD button and move on to the next tune!
Dear goddess, that ender is such a hot mess of a wrecking ball of musical turds it's almost kinda good. 
Volume got turned right down because.....he should not sing any of his own songs
The appeal of Dave Mathews continues to escape me.  This is a really annoying song.
 Segue wrote:

It's limp, lame, annoying, cloying, insipid, weak, whiny, wishy washy, ear-hurty and pretentious ta boot. 


 
I'd say "but enough about your post", but that would be derivative.
 Segue wrote:

bam23 wrote:

I find this to be about the only piece of his that is acceptable. There's nothing wrong with Dave Matthews. I just don't much like the sound of the band. It always seems to me to be too busy and unfocused. But, it's all subjective and why does anyone care all that much anyway? This isn't music meant to cause listeners to hate, for example. In fact, he performed acoustic at a Bernie Sanders rally in San Francisco in late 2017 and I enjoyed it.

 

It's limp, lame, annoying, cloying, insipid, weak, whiny, wishy washy, ear-hurty and pretentious ta boot. 



 
Don't sugar coat it!  Tell us how you really feel.{#War}ha ha.
To counteract all the negative comments, let me say I love this song.
So many great songs and we have to hear this one??

bam23 wrote:

I find this to be about the only piece of his that is acceptable. There's nothing wrong with Dave Matthews. I just don't much like the sound of the band. It always seems to me to be too busy and unfocused. But, it's all subjective and why does anyone care all that much anyway? This isn't music meant to cause listeners to hate, for example. In fact, he performed acoustic at a Bernie Sanders rally in San Francisco in late 2017 and I enjoyed it.

 

It's limp, lame, annoying, cloying, insipid, weak, whiny, wishy washy, ear-hurty and pretentious ta boot. 


 cmar wrote:
I don't get it: what is so wrong with this song. It's just a little bland...

 
I find this to be about the only piece of his that is acceptable. There's nothing wrong with Dave Matthews. I just don't much like the sound of the band. It always seems to me to be too busy and unfocused. But, it's all subjective and why does anyone care all that much anyway? This isn't music meant to cause listeners to hate, for example. In fact, he performed acoustic at a Bernie Sanders rally in San Francisco in late 2017 and I enjoyed it.
 h8rhater wrote:

DMB, TH, DB, U2, Hiatt (among others) are all targets of the insufferable on these boards. They are filled with bile that they must excrete on those that enjoy these artists.  Tediousness is their stock-in-trade. 

How else are they to feel superior?

 
Byrne can be so proud about being in that list twice. Solid work Dave, much love.
What a horrible song. Just turn off the volume. 
 cmar wrote:
I don't get it: what is so wrong with this song. It's just a little bland...

  Music is simply subjective. 


I don't get it: what is so wrong with this song. It's just a little bland...
This has got to be a Jack Black parody of DMB.  Surely Dave wouldn't have produced anything this ridiculous.
 sfyi2001 wrote:

                         
                                 Must have taken all NIGHT, to write THIS one ~

 


 
If he just didn't sing!

                         
                                 Must have taken all NIGHT, to write THIS one ~

 



 fatcatjb wrote:
Dave Matthews: incredible in concert...best drummer in rock...but all his songs sound the same to me...{#Undecided} is it just me?

 
Yes an excellent live performance. 
i love this.
Dave Matthews: incredible in concert...best drummer in rock...but all his songs sound the same to me...{#Undecided} is it just me?
{#Skull}
 h8rhater wrote:

DMB, TH, DB, U2, Hiatt (among others) are all targets of the insufferable on these boards. They are filled with bile that they must excrete on those that enjoy these artists.  Tediousness is their stock-in-trade. 

How else are they to feel superior?

 
Seriously tight band, brilliant songs, no hate from this little welsh valley.
This travesty cements the case for making PSD an option on Sonos.
 KalleB wrote:
What's wrong with DM, gebrochenes Ohr?

 
Broken_Ear wrote:
Really Bill? After phantastic Radiohead and Talking Heads this unbearable crap? {#Snooty}

 

 
Hmm... for one: his voice always tries to imitate his own cat. And every time... he succeeds.
 easmann wrote:

I think you'll agree some artists are inherently more polarizing than others. I believe Dave Matthews falls in that category. However the insults laid on any artist or their fans quickly become tedious. 

 
DMB, TH, DB, U2, Hiatt (among others) are all targets of the insufferable on these boards. They are filled with bile that they must excrete on those that enjoy these artists.  Tediousness is their stock-in-trade. 

How else are they to feel superior?
Riff is no bad, quite really good. the problem is that you have to wait for all the rest of the song...
Have no previous with Dave Mathews but had to hit the PSD button. Sonically irritating.
kill this, kill it....before it gets to the children.
Lot of DM hate, sorry guys some like the band. Of course I feel the same way about the Radiohead fans.  This tune one of the bands weaker ones though. 
 aelfheld wrote:

What isn't?

 
Yes Radiohead and TH was awesome, but DM is not crap because you think it is, I find them a very amazing band. Extremely amazing musicians!
 KalleB wrote:
What's wrong with DM, gebrochenes Ohr?

 
Broken_Ear wrote:
Really Bill? After phantastic Radiohead and Talking Heads this unbearable crap? {#Snooty}

 

 
What isn't?
 Proclivities wrote:

In the case of ppop's sentence, ending his sentence with the proposition "to" is grammatically correct.  If the word were removed from his comment the meaning of the comment would be altered, so it is not an unnecessary preposition.  Also, it is a myth that it is grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition.

 

This is arrant pedantry up with which I shall not put.


 stegokitty wrote:
Typical DM ... not bad, not that good either.
But the album cover is definitely a Robert Crumb ripoff:
crumb 
 
It's fairly common for artists (especially cartoonists) to use the "people-in-boxes" motif, and has been long before Robert Crumb did so.  People here are far too eager to use the word "rip-off" anyhow.  However, it wouldn't surprise me if Matthews' drawing was inspired by that particular work of Crumb's; a lot of people have been inspired by Crumb.

No cajones 

 

KalleB wrote:

What's wrong with DM, gebrochenes Ohr?

 
Broken_Ear wrote:
Really Bill? After phantastic Radiohead and Talking Heads this unbearable crap? {#Snooty}

 

 


What's wrong with DM, gebrochenes Ohr?

 
Broken_Ear wrote:
Really Bill? After phantastic Radiohead and Talking Heads this unbearable crap? {#Snooty}

 


You know when Britney Spears is doing a live show and they isolate her voice so you can hear what she really sounds like without the background music and auto-tune? Kinda sounds like...Dave Matthews.
Are Coldplay and Dave Matthews the same band?
Really Bill? After phantastic Radiohead and Talking Heads this unbearable crap? {#Snooty}
His voice is.....oh, um.....something which should not be heard by anyone other than his mother.
thank you for sharing that great piece of fine art stegokitty!     cool visuals, this song is awful and their album art's lame
Typical DM ... not bad, not that good either.
But the album cover is definitely a Robert Crumb ripoff:
https://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/arts/2005/03/10/crumb_fri_noway.jpg 
 ppopp wrote:
Beck;  splendid. Radiohead; splendid. Talking Heads; super-splendid. DMB - pass me the vomit bag. Horrible voice, vile singing. 

 
Interesting, I can ingest all of these, been to RH an DMB concerts. Great music, superb musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV6EGCZeMOA
 Proclivities wrote:

In the case of ppop's sentence, ending his sentence with the proposition "to" is grammatically correct.  If the word were removed from his comment the meaning of the comment would be altered, so it is not an unnecessary preposition.  Also, it is a myth that it is grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition.

  Thank you for that. Saved me typing.

 fitmartin wrote:
His best period is 99 to 04 before sax man Clarence died
He added a great deal to the band 
 
I think you are confusing Springsteen's sax man with DMB's. RIP LeRoi Moore. 
 Stratocaster wrote:

Yeah and you probably love Talking Heads and Radiohead, thinking they are just swell. Plus, ending a sentence with a preposition shows that you probably never finished school, and that I should apply no credence to your comment. I fart in your general direction! {#Cheesygrin}

 
In the case of ppop's sentence, ending his sentence with the proposition "to" is grammatically correct.  If the word were removed from his comment the meaning of the comment would be altered, so it is not an unnecessary preposition.  Also, it is a myth that it is grammatically incorrect to end a sentence with a preposition.
 zurcronium wrote:
Next stop, 8th floor. Sundries. Thank you for shopping at Macy's today. 

 
Love the reference!!
Hate to join the bandwagon, but clearly not their best moment. 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
Next stop, 8th floor. Sundries. Thank you for shopping at Macy's today. 
 Josiejay wrote:
OMG you grumpy lot, I really like this song ....especially the bit where he sings "Oh my darling....." , makes my knees go all fuzzy.....

 
Right there with you!
I don't know what it is, but his voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.
Beck;  splendid. Radiohead; splendid. Talking Heads; super-splendid. DMB - pass me the vomit bag. Horrible voice, vile singing. 
His best period is 99 to 04 before sax man Clarence died
He added a great deal to the band 
OMG you grumpy lot, I really like this song ....especially the bit where he sings "Oh my darling....." , makes my knees go all fuzzy.....
 ppopp wrote:
He's probably a jolly nice fellow, but his music is tremendously boring, and his voice sounds like the flatulence of people fighting each other over Black Friday deals at Walmart. 

stevendejong wrote:
Again, what's with the Dave Matthews bashing on Radio Paradise? It simply cannot be taste only. What Dave do to piss off the American listener here?

 



 
Same sentiment here. I just do not get the DMB bashing either. It's almost as if they have committed some special sin since it just cannot be their music. For an example of their talent and passion and an example of just how good they are in concert, take a look and listen at this opener to their NYC concert from a while back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTGAaHOIT4U. I guess some things just become memes to be mindlessly transmitted...
I too am a naysayer of Dave Matthews band, shuddering at the sound of his 90's nostalgia music... but this song is good and the album art is really poignant as well!
 Stratocaster wrote:
I fart in your general direction! {#Cheesygrin}
 
His mother was a hamster.

This song is good. There. I said it. 

RP listeners have a rather good taste, but the general agreement that Dave Matthews sucks is pure bias. 
 Stratocaster wrote: :O) ditto

Yeah and you probably love Talking Heads and Radiohead, thinking they are just swell. Plus, ending a sentence with a preposition shows that you probably never finished school, and that I should apply no credence to your comment. I fart in your general direction! {#Cheesygrin}

 
lmfao{#Clap}
 ppopp wrote:
lol @ DMB being played on an otherwise superb radio station. This really is music for chewing wasps to.

 
Yeah and you probably love Talking Heads and Radiohead, thinking they are just swell. Plus, ending a sentence with a preposition shows that you probably never finished school, and that I should apply no credence to your comment. I fart in your general direction! {#Cheesygrin}
He's probably a jolly nice fellow, but his music is tremendously boring, and his voice sounds like the flatulence of people fighting each other over Black Friday deals at Walmart. 

stevendejong wrote:
Again, what's with the Dave Matthews bashing on Radio Paradise? It simply cannot be taste only. What Dave do to piss off the American listener here?

 


lol @ DMB being played on an otherwise superb radio station. This really is music for chewing wasps to.
Again, what's with the Dave Matthews bashing on Radio Paradise? It simply cannot be taste only. What Dave do to piss off the American listener here?
I've witnessed DMB 3 times at The Gorge in Washington State, where he plays every Labor Day weekend.

Awesome concert venue, and MAN, do they put on a show! 
Done w/ DMB.
 hayduke2 wrote:
bad music    really bad         and shitty "art" 

 
Surprised you feel this way, you have pretty good taste otherwise.
bad music    really bad         and shitty "art" 
 ppopp wrote:
First Counting Crows, and then DMB. I would rather be licking a box jellyfish than listening to this hogwash.
 
While I can relate to the Counting Crows being extremely boring, I really do not understand the Dave-Matthews-bashing here on Radio Paradise. Objectively, this song is as interesting as many other that are played here, and get way higher ratings. Taste-wise, I must say I like this a lot, and the musicianship is stunning.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
DMB has put out A LOT of good tunes, THIS is NOT ONE of them.
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I must agree...had to turn this down until it finally ran out of gas
 oldfart48 wrote:


this is not crap clear channel radio, dmb is long in the tooth and rocks. you have options you know. I know you would rather hear some gangsta  or other canned crap so psd works...

 

what oldfart48 said!!!! {#Nyah}
 daniel_rusk wrote:
I tried listening. I really did. Crap pop musiç. It is played only because there is nothing better for radio. Sad times for music.... 

 

this is not crap clear channel radio, dmb is long in the tooth and rocks. you have options you know. I know you would rather hear some gangsta  or other canned crap so psd works...
I tried listening. I really did. Crap pop musiç. It is played only because there is nothing better for radio. Sad times for music.... 
 ppopp wrote:
First Counting Crows, and then DMB. I would rather be licking a box jellyfish than listening to this hogwash.

 
yes exactly, I'm muting, not even psd'ing this slop! today was a rare day on RP where I psd'd :
p mccartney, queen, nor......oh never mind, just hateful caakaa through out, sad day
 Tana wrote:

Ever seen DMB live? It's a matter of taste, but I've seen them 32 times and to me it's always a religious experience.

 
Indeed!  Looking forward to my yearly DMB fix in Lake Tahoe this year.
 cmarcan wrote:
I've always found Dave Mathews to be way over rated and couldn't understand why he receives the attention he does.  By the ratings here, I can see that I'm not the only one.

 
Ever seen DMB live? It's a matter of taste, but I've seen them 32 times and to me it's always a religious experience.
First Counting Crows, and then DMB. I would rather be licking a box jellyfish than listening to this hogwash.
DMB has put out A LOT of good tunes, THIS is NOT ONE of them.
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I'll keep listening to DMB's music just to bask in the virtuosity of Carter Beauford's drumming.
Like much of Dave Matthew's music, I find this tedious.
Looking forward to seeing Dave & His AWESOME band in South Lake Tahoe this summer!

We be dancing...  love this song...

This song is good for the ears...
 
Nice song, (do I hear a hint of Peter Gabriel in his voice ?), not a thirteen in a dozen song, as the rating shows, I gave it an 8. 
I agree wholeheartedly with RP community so often its nice sometimes to disagree to remind myself I'm still a free-thinking person! 

Fkin love this song xD 
 Rock is about much more than talent. It is also about vision and purpose, both of which are sorely lacking here.

Sasha2001 wrote:


He he, 15 minutes. Honey Boo Boo gets 15 minutes of fame, not the very talented Dave Matthews.
 


 xkolibuul wrote:
A criminally low rating.  I'll do my part to up it.  
 
Criminally busy arrangement / song.  I will cancel your vote!
{#Sleep}
 oldsaxon wrote:
Sounds like a Dave Matthews song.
 

And not a very good one at that.
A criminally low rating.  I'll do my part to up it.  
 stevendejong wrote:
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
 
I'm not sure if it's a "cultural thing", but I never found Coldplay very similar to DMB.  I think people who dislike the band are generally annoyed by his voice, and all the "musical talent" in the world may not make up for that.  Who knows?  One cannot be objective when it comes to tastes in music, but to assert that there is some sort of cultural conspiracy against Dave Matthews is absurd if not delusional. 

 iTuner wrote:
It sounds like they are playing three different songs at the same time. Seriously Dave, you had your 15 minutes ten years ago. Time to move on
 



He he, 15 minutes. Honey Boo Boo gets 15 minutes of fame, not the very talented Dave Matthews.
This song has worked its way down to a 1.  Started as just bland and lame, now it's annoying and way overplayed.  Please go away, Dave Matthews.
There isn't a thing DMB does that I don't like{#Heartkiss}
This band just rubs me the wrong way, I can't explain it - fingernails on a chalkboard!
 lily34 wrote:
i like this more each time i hear it.
 
I'm afraid I agree. Usually dislike most of DMB...but don't mind this too much.
 Limpopoking wrote:

Couldn't agree more... I like everything about Dave Matthews' music. 
 
me too - dunno if you are one Limpopoking, but maybe it's a muso thing to really grab it... many musos I know like Dave's efforts :)
It sounds like they are playing three different songs at the same time. Seriously Dave, you had your 15 minutes ten years ago. Time to move on
 oldsaxon wrote:
Sounds like a Dave Matthews song.
 



..this is actually pretty profound, esp considering how many other artists have multiple "sounds like so&so" throughout their threads..
 stevendejong wrote:
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
 
Couldn't agree more... I like everything about Dave Matthews' music. 
THis has to be one of the worst songs I have ever heard on RP and I think it's my first rating of 1. Wish there was a zero
 oldsaxon wrote:

He got popular.
 
I just had a de ja vu.  {#Lol}
For me it is the lack of song structure as each one sounds identical and I abhor the attempts of singing...also the mindless repetion of words just grates me...
 stevendejong wrote:
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
 
The band is talented and I love the contents of their songs, but I cannot stand his voice.
 stevendejong wrote:
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
 
He got popular.
Yeah, I don't get the 'dislike' either—'hate' is too strong a word, yes? At least on this song the band plays to its strengths: Boyd Tinsley is terrific as is Jeff Coffin (I guess LeRoi Moore's replacement). And I've always considered Carter Beauford one of the very best drummers around.
Could it be because so many chicks flocked to his gigs?  {#Ask}
Apparently donated $1 to help with Sandy efforts. Very astute.
 oldsaxon wrote:

He got commercially popular.
 
But there are lots of commercially popular performers who are not given such a rough treatment. 
These guys are barely OK.

Not much here, but consider the the landscape of other bands and these guys sound like the second coming of the Beatles/Pink Floyd/Allman Brothers rolled into one.  
 cmarcan wrote:
I've always found Dave Mathews to be way over rated and couldn't understand why he receives the attention he does.  By the ratings here, I can see that I'm not the only one.
 
I think it must be Dave's voice.    Either you like it or you hate it.  I can't imagine anyone could fault the awesome musicianship of the rest of the band.
Yet another poor effort from this group.  Can't give this anything higher than a 3.
meh.
I've always found Dave Mathews to be way over rated and couldn't understand why he receives the attention he does.  By the ratings here, I can see that I'm not the only one.
 stevendejong wrote:
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
 
He got commercially popular.
I seriously don't get why Dave Matthews gets such below-average ratings here on Radio Paradise. It seems to be more of a cultural thing than anything else. Let's all be objective here; there are highly similar artists (with less musical talent in their band) on Radio Paradise that generally score at least 6.5 and generally around 7. Example of the day: Coldplay. What did Dave do to deserve this?
This song has a kitchen sink feel to it, but the chorus is quite nice and the solos are short and sweet. We'll start it out at a 6 and see where it goes from there.
I don't mind Dave Matthews, unlike many of the folks on here, but I'm not sold on this particular song yet!  I'll see where I'm at after a few more listens.
Oh my love / My heart is set on you, set on you ... greatest chorus to come from Dave in a long time, IMO. It got seriously stuck in my head so I made it my ringtone.