|2. Angels Of The Silences|
|3. Daylight Fading|
|4. I'm Not Sleeping|
|5. Goodnight Elisabeth|
|6. Children In Bloom|
|7. Have You Seen Me Lately?|
|8. Miller's Angels|
|9. Another's Horsedreamer's Blues|
|10. Recovering The Satellites|
|13. A Long December|
If you want to hear the songs played in a less grating and more confident manner, get the live album, Across A Wire.
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.
I listened to it many times before i could stand to listen the whole way through. I found it irritating, uninteresting, not quite right. Now it seems like the sound of perfection. It is dynamically different like radiohead and floyd, and has the melodies and catchiness of the beatles. Its a classic, and probably my favourite album. What more can i say, somewhere in the middle of album writing the heavens must have opened to Adam Duritz and he recieved music from the gods. And though the music of gods seems hard to understand, and though it seems foreign at first, it is godly and thats what counts.