because it is that bad. The Counting Crows used to be my favorite band, with the 3 most amazing albums I have ever heard: August and Everything After, Recovering the Satelites, and This Desert Life. Counting Crows had a unique sound, with such pure emotions, beautiful and meaningful lyrics, and great musicianship. And then this album came out, Hard Candy, I figured at first I would have to listen to it a lot maybe to like it, but the more I listened the more I wanted to vomit.
How could Adam do this to me? It pains me to hear this garbage. To me the most amazing band of all time, even seeing them live twice was incredible, during their tour for Recovering the Satelites and then again for This Desert Life. But, Hard Candy is just a piece of mainstream rubish, the lyrics are a joke, their talent unrepresented. Please, Please do not waste your money on this album, go buy some Beck or Coldplay and forget about Counting Crows, if you are a true fan. This album will make you cry. And for anyone who disagrees, chances are you had never heard of this band until you heard "American Girls" or the cover of "Big Yellow Taxi" on the radio.