D. Pawl | Seattle | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"REMEMBER TWO THINGS is an excellent introduction to the Dave Matthews Band. Some of their best songs are featured here. How would I describe the band, and keep it short and sweet? I would call them a fusion of rock, ska, pop, world beat and jazz all rolled into one. Two of my favorite cuts here are "Ants Marching," a great, up-tempo number, and "Sattelite," which is introspective and melodious. Not only is this a great band, technically, but David Matthews' songs are pure poetry. These aren't typical of the songs you usually hear on the radio. Matthews has a lot to say, and it isn't only about love lost and found. Great album....."
Dave Matthews Band's Debut Album
bmdmbphd | 12/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a recent DMB fan, I have to give this album 5 stars for its creativity and diverseness. This album is the first album released by Dave Matthews Band, originally released independently in 1993, however, it was re-released in 1997 by a major record company, RCA. The album was recorded live, except for one or two tracks, if you are looking for some of the earliest and most creative DMB, this album is it. Since it's a live album, the band sounds great (like most other live concerts the band performs). If you are just starting out with DMB, though, you might want to pick up a live album with a greater variety of songs from the entire DMB career, since this album is one of their very first recordings. A great album for just starting to get into DMB is The Central Park Concert.
One post claims that the albums cover is hideous, when in fact it is a very creative and artistic album cover. Even though one may pass it for the front of a school notebook or the array of letters shown for security on checks, the album cover art is an autostereogram which, when focused on correctly with one's eyes, shows a pattern of person's hand giving the peace sign. (edited from wikipedia) You sort of have to 'relax' your eyes when staring at it, if you click on the image to enlarge it and stare at it you can sort of see it, but if you go to a record store and try it (or you buy the album) you can see the '3-D' image."