I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who’s been a little frustrated with Counting Crows recently. Adam Duritz is a brilliant songwriter–his lyrics are almost literary at times, with the way he uses recurring themes and metaphors. I’ve always been fascinated by the way he writes about sleeplessness and restlessness.
That said, I agree that some of their recent songs have been a bit boring. Hard Candy felt like it had some fluff tracks on it, and I haven’t really kept up with them much since then. Their new album may be their one last chance for me.
For probably obvious reasons, I’ve always hated the song “Maggie Mae,” but I adore their cover of it.