Recovering the Satellites
our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
harsh!!! Yes, Counting Crows have gotten a little wilder
on this cd. Their first single, "Angels of the Silences"
was more punk/rock than they have ever been - especially for a
folk/rock band. The first album was about the band trying
to find its place in the music world, and in life as well.
Recovering the Satellites goes to the next step, and deals
with the new lives they have acquired with fame.
trend towards a more rock style on the first single, the rest
of the album is set in the same style as August and Everything
After. We have the folk styles of piano, mellotron,
guitar, accordion, tambourines, etc. We also still have
Adam Duritz on lead vocals.
is a good choice if you are a fan of lighter rock. I would
compare it to the Wallflowers, but that would be the same as heresy.
However, if you would ever get the chance to see Wallflowers and
Counting Crows together, do it so you can hear the Wallflowers
do "Sixth Avenue Heartache" (a Wallflowers song) with
Duritz on backup vocals. It makes the song.
Satellites is 14 tracks of high quality music. They
don't mess around with their style. What we have on here
is the good stuff. As professional as can be without becoming
an adult contemporary band. They appeal to a wide variety
of audiences, with their moving lyrics and the emotional voice
of Duritz. Counting Crows will supposedly be out with a
new studio album towards the end of this year, and I can't wait
to hear what they can do to top this one.
liked Recovering the Satellites...
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 Horsedreamer's Blues
10. Recovering the Satellites
13. A Long December