Counting Crows Split to Make One Renewed Whole

The Counting Crows’ first studio album in six years not only splits itself between driving rock and softer balladry, but also between the slightly smug self-confidence and overweening insecurity Adam Duritz gives off these days in interviews. In a sense, the band is more comfortable in their itchy skin than ever — and certainly not rehashing “Mr. Jones.” We love the quieter second half for capturing Duritz’s sweetly escapist view of New York.

Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings

Counting Crows


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