Counting Crows – Recovering The Satellites (1996): Review

Produced by Gil Norton Label – Geffen In many ways, “Recovering The Satellites” is a deliberate exercise in dispelling the widespread hipster press perception that Counting Crows were merely classic roots rock chancers, absorbed by the safety net of musical conservatism that blighted comparably successful acts such as Hootie And The Blowfish. The response is…

Counting Crows – Hard Candy (2002): Review

Produced by Steve Lillywhite and Ethan Johns Label – Geffen/Interscope/Universal “Hard Candy” finds Counting Crows refining their folk rock roots in favour of a radio friendly sheen of anonymity that even diehard fans would find hard to defend. Every melody sounds familiar, as the band lead us through a mix of pure pop and sluggish…