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LA Times review of DMB’s new album

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If a hurricane cuts through the middle of your living room during a party, do you keep dancing? Dave Matthews says yes. “Alligator Pie (Cockadile)” is a Delta blues stomper based around the banjo, one of the instruments the African slave trade made All-American. It starts with a dog’s bark and extends that backyard jam feel even as it swells into a big rock song. Matthews free-associates a dream of his daughter sitting on the roof as the water of…

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