Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
All in all, it's much better than "Everyday" or "Busted Stuff," in my opinion. I think all DMB fans just need to come to terms with the fact that they're never going to make an album as good as "Before These Crowded Streets" (which may be one of the greatest albums of all time, for any band) again.
Busted Stuff is a very underrated album, and it could have been UTTAD great if not for the Lillywhite Sessions, which is actually the hidden Busted Stuff. As it is, BS has some classics such as Grey Street, You Never Know, Raven, Big Eyed Fish and Bartender.
For my money, UTTAD remains the best DMB album but all of them are great, including Everday.
It's natural for fans of any band to think that the music that was current when they started listening is the band's best and "true sound." Stand Up has a lot of the "true" DMB sound and will eventually be appreciated. Dreamgirl, ODH, AB and Bayou are great songs. And the American Baby intro is hauntingly good. Can't wait to hear these live.
I'm not waiting for DMB at Riverbend in July, which isn't that great of a concert experience anyway. I'm hitting up Deer Creek in two weeks which is the best venue within a 5-hour drive from Cincinnati.