Remember six things: New DMB album makes rock history
Back in February, L.A. Weekly ranked the Dave Matthews Band #1 on a list of the "20 Worst Bands of All Time," saying "Dave Matthews croons like Kermit with a hangover, for a presumed intended audience of trustafarians and frat bros bonding via hacky sack and horseshoes."
This week, however, the DMB made the top of a different kind of list, one where they stand all alone in rock history.
For those of us who have followed the adventures a group of local musicians for the last 20 years, each milestone has been a source of pride and wonder. How do they keep doing it? Today, their longevity is perhaps even more of a story than their music. However, it is about the music, and recently the Dave Matthew's Band's new album Away From the World debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. That's the sixth studio album in a row from the DMB to debut #1, a streak that goes back to Before These Crowded Streets in 1998.
You know how many other artists have had six consecutive studio albums debut at #1? Zero.
Not the Beatles, not Elvis Presley, not anyone. DMB had been in a five-way tie for the record until this week with Metallica, Madonna, Eminem, and U2.