Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
1. Dave Matthews Band (I'd say "pre-Everyday" but I don't think any band could live up to the genius of a CD like Before These Crowded Streets)
3. The Who
4. Flogging Molly
5. The Beatles
- Carbon Leaf
- Dropkick Murphys
- Toad The Wet Sprocket
Before These Crowded Streets was a great album from start (Pantala Naga Pampa->Rapunzel) to finish (Spoon->The Last Stop Reprise). Each song has a great moment and overall the album flows beautifully.
The Lillywhite Sessions/The Summer So Far had some absolute gems, despite many of the songs being so raw. I think if that record could of been completely finished with Lillywhiteit could have of rivaled BTCS (I feel that Busted Stuff while decent never did the songs justice although it did produce You Never Know). The Captain
recording for example of those sessions sounds beautiful to me and its too bad that songs like JTR and the Sweet Up and Down never made it to an official studio release and have fallen out of the bands favor over the past few years.
But unfortunately the sessions went sour and then along came Glen Ballard and Everyday. The band is said to be going back in the studio with Mark Batson (Ugh.) again this March and hopefully it will turn out better than Stand Up did. But the most important part to me is how the band is live and many of the Stand Up songs grew over the past two tours but if next tour they continue to play the 13 minute Dreamgirl I will be