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Recovering the Satellites
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Recovering the Satellites may not be quite the tower of song that the Crows' debut August and Everything After was, but it could hardly be called a sophomore slump. Vocalist Adam Duritz and crew mine similar territory on the more densely produced Satellites, couching tales of dreamers, lovers, and losers in music that's part classic rock redux and part heartfelt folk jangle. As able as the band is though, it remains Duritz's show, and his plaintive voice and serpentine lyrics are what drive this record home, particularly on "Daylight Fading", "Miller's Angels" and the aching hit "A Long December." --Michael Ruby
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Catapult - 8.0 Not a very catchy song, but good to listen to while lying in bed on a warm summer day
Angels of the Silences - 5.0 Not one of my favorites. I don't find there to be a steady beat.
Daylight Fading - 7.0 "Well, I heard you let somebody get their fingers into you." If that's not the dirtiest Counting Crows' lyrics, I don't know what is.
I'm Not Sleeping - 5.0 Bad start, worse middle, screechy ending. Adam, we understand that you're not sleeping. Stop talking about it.
Goodnight Elizabeth - 9.0 My favorite song on the cd. Wonderful.
Children in Bloom - 8.5 Another slower song by the Crows. Good. Very good.
Have You Seen Me Lately? - 8.5 One of the few faster songs of theirs that I like. Good refrain...very good. Catchy.
Miller's Angels - 8.0 Another slowy. Stick to the slow ones, guys. Good.
Another Horsedreamer's Blues - 6.0 Slower, but a no. SKIP OVER
Recovering the Satellites [Live] - 5.0 SKIP OVER
Monkey - 5.0 The title is no more promising than the song. SKIP OVER
Mercury - 5.0 No. SKIP OVER
A Long December - 8.5 This is the song you wasted your time to skip to. Good song. Catchy.
Walkaways - 5.0 1 minute song. Just turn off the cd.
Listen to the first half, scratch up the rest (BUT SAVE A LONG DECEMBER!!) I don't think this cd is worth more than 5 dollars. But, if you like the faster Counting Crows songs, maybe 10. MAYBE
Fire Adam Duritz.
I can never listen to Recovering the Satellites all of the way through simply because Duritz has taken a group of good musicians and ruined their potential. Every lyric he writes seems to be a woe-is-me dive into extreme self pity, and it certainly doesn't help that each word he sings is performed in a whiny moan.
A Long December is a good title for a song, but that's all you'll find here. Duritz's lame attempts for metaphors (the references to oysters with no pearls) do nothing but remind you that the lyrics you are listening to are the equivalent of a seventh grade creative writing essay. The chorus boasts a profound rendition of "Na na na na na, yeah!" Oh, please. In Daylight Fading, he sings "Dayling fading/come and waste another year/all the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear." What does that even mean?
What a pity. Recovering the Satellites is musically strong. But with a guy like Duritz at the helm, the Counting Crows stay in first gear the whole way.
Too many fans and music critics were looking for the radio songs that won Counting Crows acclaim on their first album. This album does not feature any songs that lend themselves well to radio play. However, each song is worth a thousand listen's, and are part of one of the better albums ever constructed. If you can diversify your taste to allow for Adam Duritz's whiney, and sometimes abrasive voice, you will be thoroughly intoxicated by the music featured on "Recovering the Satellites". Its truely one of the more unique and well-rounded albums in rock history. I believe too few have given it the chance it deserves. If you give it that chance I think you'd agree this album deserves to be compared with the great one's.
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This is supposedly Adam Duritz's favorite of all their albums and it is mine as well. The Crows got their bearings on their instruments and are coupled with Duritz's painful... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by char1077
Recovering the Satellites is the most beautiful and profound album in the world. Many people have deamed him whiny and annoying, but his voice breaks into your soul, and you know... Read morePublished on June 17 2004 by Katie Borg
I generally like the Counting Crows, but I get sick of them after a while because the lead singer's plaintive singing becomes whiney and forced like he's suffering from a hernia or... Read morePublished on June 16 2004
When you think of bands like Beatles, Floyd, U2 and Radiohead would counting crows be up there or above them in your mind? Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004
I know I wont be saying much that hasn't been said before, but this is an excellent album. I got this CD after hearing August and Everything After, which I really liked, and I like... Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2004
More fully arranged and orchestrated than "August," and less pop-oriented than their later efforts, "Recovering" is a dark, introspective album that only... Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004 by Gary Scott
Desde el primer hasta el ultimo de los acordes de este increible CD es simplemente Magico. Te sumerge en otra dimension de lo que conocemos como musica, lo que conocemos como... Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003 by Ivan
This is not a bad album, but I had high expectations after their great debut, and was quite disappointed.Published on Aug. 23 2003 by ostenh