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Crash is the second studio album by the Dave Matthews Band, released on April 30, 1996. It includes the band's most successful single, "Crash into Me." It is considered by many to the band's Magnum Opus.

It has been certified 7x platinum.Template:Fact

Track listing

  1. "So Much to Say" – 4:06
  2. "Two Step" – 6:27
  3. "Crash into Me" – 5:16
  4. "Too Much" – 4:22
  5. "#41" – 6:39
  6. "Say Goodbye" – 6:12
  7. "Drive In, Drive Out" – 5:55
  8. "Let You Down" – 4:07
  9. "Lie in Our Graves" – 5:42
  10. "Cry Freedom" – 5:54
  11. "Tripping Billies" – 5:00
  12. "Proudest Monkey" – 9:11



People magazine said that "the Matthews ensemble sounds even crisper on their solid followup and proves that their previous record was not just an intriguing oddity."[1] Comparing DMB to their musical contemporaries (like Hootie and the Blowfish), Jim Derogatis with Rolling Stone magazine said "Snappier violin-driven excursions such as "Tripping Billies" mix the progressive rock of U.K. or Eddie Jobson-era Roxy Music with the earthy folk rock of Fairport Convention. This eclecticism gives Matthews a slight edge over his peers, but that's sort of like saying you prefer vanilla ice cream to vanilla frozen yogurt. Me, I dig Cherry Garcia."[2]


With guests:

  • Tim Reynoldsacoustic and electric guitar

Songs cut from the album

Template:SectOR Songs that were recorded during the sessions, but weren't included on the final cut:

  • "True Reflections" – later re-recorded for Boyd Tinsley's solo album of the same name
  • "#36" – later evolved into the song "Everyday" from the band's album of the same name
  • "Get in Line"
  • "Don't Burn The Pig" - Later reworked into Pig from the band's album Before These Crowded Streets
  • "Deed Is Done" – a live acoustic version from 1996 was later released on the album Live at Luther College
  • "Little Thing" - was later released on Live at Luther College and was re-worked for Dave Matthews's solo album Some Devil as "An' Another Thing"



  1. Abrahams, Andrew (1996-05-06), "Crash". People. 45 (18):25
  2. DeRogatis, Jim; Gardner, Elysa (1996-05-16), "Recordings". Rolling Stone. (734):64 (accessed 2009-01-07)