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Saturday, March 29, 2014

COUNTING CROWS / Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (2008)


This is the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back of the Crows’ proper discography. It rests on musical cues, hooks, and lyrical refrains from a multitude of songs that came before, but it still has something unique to say much like Blood and Chocolate compared to its spiritual predecessor, This Years’ Model, as stated by Costello himself. That message is often a fair bit more brusque than what the Duritz et al. mustered on their two previous efforts, making for an almost--but not quite--return to the depths of Satellites. If you’re a long time Crows fan, this is required listening, unlike the ever growing glut of live albums. If you're a newbie....you've got four albums worth of homework. Enjoy~

Songs of Note: CowboysYou Can't Count on Me

4 Long Dead Loves out of 5

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