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Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King (RCA)

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Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is an album that finds the Dave Matthews Band at a crossroad, with the passing of long-time member Leroi Moore (the titular GrooGrux King) and the inclusion of Matthews' longtime collaborator, Tim Reynolds. The emotions running through this album are vividly palpable, as this is clearly both an homage to Moore as well as an emotional catharsis for the band. The realigned DMB have crafted one of their best albums since Crash. Gems such as "Seven," "Why I Am" and "Spaceman" are the key reasons that this album will spend the summer lodged in your stereo or iPod.

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