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Released: Sept. 27, 1994

Rating: 3.833 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: jam band/ alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. The Best of What’s Around
  2. What Would You Say
  3. Satellite
  4. Rhyme & Reason
  5. Typical Situation
  6. Dancing Nancies
  7. Ants Marching
  8. Lover Lay Down
  9. Jimi Thing
  10. Warehouse
  11. Pay for What You Get
  12. #34


sales in U.S. only 6 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 6 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 11
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • What Would You Say (2/25/95) #5 AR, #11 MR, #30 AC
  • Ants Marching (7/1/95) #21a US, #18 AR, #18 MR, #25 AC
  • Satellite (12/16/95) #55a US, #36 AR, #18 MR


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Under the Table and Dreaming
Dave Matthews Band
“On their major-label debut, Under the Table and Dreaming, the Dave Matthews Band is helped by the lean production of Steve Lillywhite, who manages to rein in the group's tendency to meander. The result is a set of eclectic pop/rock that is accentuated by bursts of instrumental virtuosity instead of being ruled by it. That also means that the Dave Matthews Band is capable of turning out pop songs, and as the hit single What Would You Say and Ants Marching illustrate, they have a flair for catchy hooks.” (Erlewine).

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Last updated April 16, 2008.