Funny the Way It Is
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is Matthews' first studio album since 2005's Stand Up. Matthews not only sounds totally refreshed, he also exudes some quality sass. On "Grux," the opening track that is clearly geared towards modern rock radio (so is "Why I Am"), the dude actually gets all sexed up: "I like my coffee with toast and jelly/ But I'd rather be licking you from your back to your belly." Wow. All in all, Big Whiskey is DMB's most energetic, concise and pop-driven album in many a moon.