I had this album when it first came out in the early 90s. (I've since had to purchase it again, I lost the original, but loved this album so much) I wasn't a big music fan at the time, but I think this album is what got me into music. "Mr. Jones" became an instant classic, as Counting Crows were catipulted into the spotlight. But, "Mr. Jones" isn't the only good song on this album, so if there were any fears of the Crows becoming 'One Hit Wonders', this album proved wrong. Songs like "Round Here", "Anna Begins", "Rain King" and "A Murder of One" are very catchy indeed, but also evoke emotion. Each and every song on this album hit a chord with me. "Anna Begins" is one of the best, dealing with a love that the narrator isn't necessarily ready for "I'm not ready for this sort of thing" and "it doesn't bother me to say this isn't love" Duritz sings. While "Perfect Blue Buildings" is sad, as Duritz will "try to keep myself away from me". "Omaha" is another great song, with a pop feel to it, with lyrics like "Hey mister if you're going to walk on water, you know You're only going to walk all over me" while "A Murder of One" claims "all your life, is such a shame, shame, shame" - it stays stuck in your head for days. Simply a great gem to alternative rock world. There isn't a song on this album I don't like, again, if you're just in it for Mr. Jones, you're missing out, Counting Crows is a great band and this entire album is worth purchasing.