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5.0 out of 5 stars
Music that is quite simpy touching, 10 Dec. 2003
Anyone who says that they cannot relate to at least one of the CC's excellent songs has simply not looked into the music deeply enough. The crows are a band who pull at heart strings one minute, and uplift you the next. The fact is, is that the way the songs are written, and indeed sung, is what draws you in. It makes your recently broken heart not seem so bad after all, or your feeling that your never going to make it in the world slowly dissapear, as it seems Duritz is experiencing the same emotions. Sudddenly all your troubles arent that heavy after all.
In a nutshell, this album gives the Counting Crows all the credit they deserve. From the excellent and uplifting 'Angels of the silences' (Did it make it any easier to leave me where I stand?) to the haunting Round Here (I walk in the air, between the rain through myself and back again..) and my fav A Long December (I cant remember all the times Ive tried to tell myself to hold on, to these moments as they pass...)
They really is something on this CD for everyone, not just avid fans. It is true that the music may very well be a matter of taste, but there is no denying that this band can manipulate the way you feel, being either uplifting or simply comforting. To some of the songs you could cry away your sorrows, whilst others simply beam a smile across your face.
Quite simply, this CD, as all the bands albums, will quickly become a solid piece of your life.