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Buy them live,
This review is from: August & Everything After (Audio CD)
This album is very good no doubt about that, but Counting Crows are a live band. They are best that way.
In studio albums such as this one, the music all goes too fast, Adam Duritz's lyrics go quickly and the tune is left behind.
In their live 2 Disc Across a Wire CD Duritz slows Mr Jones slightly and just takes more time and puts out down parts and higher notes in his voice and it sounds alot better. Live, C.C. fiddle around and make better versions of the songs you hear on this album, just because they have taken their time and thought out ways to improve a song and make it sound more tuneful with bridges and all sorts.
This album is good, Adam Duritz's voice is excellent, but lyrics come and go quickly, if you want lyrics that really get through to you then buy Across a Wire (live in New York).