For those wondering about new material, a few friends and people online said they were actually rehearsing some new songs during the soundchecks of their UK tour that just ended. They're apparently going into the studio late summer.
Great review I don't see how you could give Lyrics, Musicianship, and Creativity a 7.5 though. Duritz's lyrics are always phenomenal, the band is so tight, and certainly creative in their live performances.
After reading this review I signed up on this site just to tell you that hard candy is one of my favorite albums of all time. It came along at a very hard time in my life and without it I'm not sure if I would be alive today and I'm not just saying that. The Beatles will always be the greatest band in my opinion but the crows will always be my favorite. Can't wait to go to NYC this summer and see them for the 7th time. Anybody know how to get this album in the states???