Counting Crows Fans: What do you think of Hard Candy?
I could not resist dl'ing this last week (I will certaintly buy the day of release) and after a week's listening, it is just amazing. Tunes like 'Butterfly in Reverse', 'Miami' 'Hard Candy' are excellent. The band sounds great and Adam's lyrics are as powerful and beautiful as any previous album. Like 'This Desert Life' there doesn't seem to be any instant classic's such as 'Round Here', 'Mr. Jones' and 'Long December.' But it is not at all a sell out album to revive sales or fame--(I haven't seen the 'American Girls' commerical) it is just the 'Crows continuing to be one of the few bands of high musical and lyrical artistry around who have been able to survive the 90's destruction.
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