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August & Everything After
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
It's amazing the difference a year makes. Upon its release, August and Everything After sounded remarkably fresh, a welcome change from the crunch and screech of grunge. Blending the vocal athleticism of Van Morrison with ... more »
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It's amazing the difference a year makes. Upon its release, August and Everything After sounded remarkably fresh, a welcome change from the crunch and screech of grunge. Blending the vocal athleticism of Van Morrison with the moody rock of The Band, the Counting Crows turned on a whole legion of fans turned off by modern rock. But what sounded fresh soon became stale as dozens of bands flocked to the radio with euthanized versions of the Counting Crows' sound. But you shouldn't hold that against the Crow boys. August and Everything After is a fantastic rock album. Though "Mr. Jones" was the moneymaker, the disc features such standout cuts as the dark lilt of "Anna Begins," the morose "Rain King," and the outstanding U2-meets-Grant Lee Buffalo anthem "Murder of One." Maybe time, and another listen, will heal the damage wrought. --Tod Nelson
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Michelle S. (Chelly10s) from W HOLLYWOOD, CA
Reviewed on 4/27/2010...
This CD is what I like to call "old faithful". Whenever I am tired of everything else in my collection, I can always resort to this album for a quality listen that never gets old. The lyrics are well crafted and these are some of the best songs to sing along to while you are riding down the road. Most people are probably familiar with Round Here, Mr. Jones, and Rain King, but check out Omaha, Anna Begins, and Time and Time Again for some under-the-radar gems.
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Judith B. (butchpoodle) from EL SOBRANTE, CA
Reviewed on 2/10/2007...
Great Counting Crows collection!
Kathleen L. (katlupe) from OXFORD, NY
Reviewed on 9/28/2006...
Resounding applaud for this album
Peter Chordas | Portland, OR USA | 11/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sixteen years later and I still find myself singing some of these songs. There was nothing like it when it came out and I don't personally believe this band ever quite captured this level of perfection again; the emotion, the edginess, rawness, the music and lyrics. Superbly produced, everything lined up and that is a rare occurrence in the studio.
There's plenty of praise here on the reviews but I think it's worth resurrecting this CD if you have it and listening to it. If you don't have it, check it out. It's a keeper."