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Counting Crows - Saturday Nights & Sunday...

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Counting Crows Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
Release Date: March 25, 2008
Record Label: Geffen Records
This review is a user submitted review from Tony Pascarella. You can see all of Tony Pascarella's submitted reviews here.
 
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05:58 AM on 03/28/08
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Informative review; too bad things start to get shaky in the middle of the album.

"The 'Sunday Nights' portion experiences a bit of twisted nostalgia, as the singer replays and then comes to terms with his faults (and ultimately so do we, the listeners)."

We come to terms with his faults, or our own? Just a little strange wording there- I had to study it a bit.
06:02 AM on 03/28/08
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Informative review; too bad things start to get shaky in the middle of the album.

"The 'Sunday Nights' portion experiences a bit of twisted nostalgia, as the singer replays and then comes to terms with his faults (and ultimately so do we, the listeners)."

We come to terms with his faults, or our own? Just a little strange wording there- I had to study it a bit.
Yeah, I almost cut that in one of my drafts but didn't. I decided now I probably should. It doesn't really change what I'm saying to remove it, so I figure I should eliminate confusion.
06:39 AM on 03/28/08
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And is it supposed to be the "Sunday Mornings" portion? Or is it Sunday Nights?

Good review though <3.
06:40 AM on 03/28/08
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I am obsessed with "Hanging Tree" and "Los Angeles".
07:00 AM on 03/28/08
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los angeles is such a jam... i was so glad to see ryan adams involved with this record. not really feeling the second half either though.. i was bummed when i found out that the idea was to separate the album into an energetic half and a mellow half. if the tracklisting was a little more balanced i think i'd like it a little bit more
07:26 AM on 03/28/08
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And is it supposed to be the "Sunday Mornings" portion? Or is it Sunday Nights?

Good review though <3.
Grr. I apologize. Fixed. The fact that they had "Sunday" in two song titles made it even more confusing.
07:27 AM on 03/28/08
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I am obsessed with "Hanging Tree" and "Los Angeles".
Hanging Tree is by far the first song that I fell in love with on this CD. Basically, the first half is great and the second half is spotty, IMO.
07:33 AM on 03/28/08
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You know, I really can't argue that the "Saturday Nights" section of the album is really where the Crows shine on this release. However, after repeat listening, "Sunday Mornings" has REALLY grown on me. It might seem like a rather dull contrast to the hardrocking on the first half of the album, but when you can come to really appreciate it on it's own its pretty amazing. Probably one of my favorite releases so far this year.

By the way, "On a Tuesday..." is probably one of the most honest, heartfelt Crows songs that Duritz has ever written. Beautiful.

Good review!
07:41 AM on 03/28/08
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I think I'd have liked to have seen Saturday Nights as a full album (it'd need a few more songs, obviously) and maybe Sunday Mornings as an EP release or something.
07:43 AM on 03/28/08
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Well written, Tony. I pretty much agree with most of this. The first half of the album is great, but then its like the entire second half is filler.
08:06 AM on 03/28/08
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I really enjoyed this Tony. Great review man.
08:20 AM on 03/28/08
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Solid review. I've listened to it twice through, but was doing stuff so I think I need to sit down with it and commit myself to giving it a full listen. "Los Angeles" and "Hanging Tree" did stand out to me. Likewise, I surprised at how hard 1492 was...caught me off guard.
08:24 AM on 03/28/08
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I might pick this up next week when I get paid. It's either this, new Gnarls Barkley, or new Panic.
08:35 AM on 03/28/08
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good review, amazing record. though i'm really surprised you have no mention of Cowboys. for me i think it's easily one of the best and most raw rocking songs they've ever released. so good.

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