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Customer Reviews

Simply Awesome

This is one of my favorite albums of theirs, all the songs on it are great, especially Hanginaround, Mrs. Potters Lullaby and Amy Hit the Atmosphere. Really great album worth the money.

Track by Track: This Desert Life

Okay, I'll say it: THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM! It blends soft rock with campfire country. 1: 10/10 A great way to start the album with a twist, catchy guitars, and an insane solo halfway through. 2: 11/10 This is my favorite Counting Crows song. The mellow but loud guitars blend with Adam's deep voice. 3: 7/10 Incredibly sad. Neat effects though. Either about a rocket ship crashing or someone dying. 4: 9/10 A happier song.Includes 12-string guitar and a wierd buzzing thing. And regular guitars, which sound really cool here. 5: 8/10 Another sad song. But it sounds so freakin familiar that I can't give it any less than 8 stars. Also, cool guitars and lyrics. 6: 10/10 Even more familiar and yet, it's happy. Includes a cello! It reminds me of the beginning of summmertime, just playing outside 7: 9.5/10 Beautiful piano and voice. I enjoy it so much, except it's the shortest song on this album. But still, it's awesome. 8: 10/10 Really long, psychedelic rock song. Odd lyrics. But incredibly catchy melody, and the guitars make me want to cry. 9: 7/10 A quieter tune that remains quiet throughout the song, but includes colorful and catchy guitars. 10: 10/10 Great way to end the album. Instead of the melancholy Wallkaways, or the mysterious A Murder of One, they bring a tune that is very happy. Reminds me of being on a Ferris Wheel in the evening watching fireworks. 11: 6/10 Um, personally I don’t like this that much. It’s pretty boring. So if you want to know what to buy if you don’t buy the album, just buy these: 1,2,4,6,7,8,10.

Great Album

This Desert Life is a great album. Counting Crows is so consistent in that they make every track on every album pleasent to listen to. And it is impossible to not like the lead singer's voice.


Formed: August, 1991 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

With their angst-filled hybrid of Van Morrison, the Band, and R.E.M., Counting Crows became an overnight sensation in 1994. Only a year earlier, the band was a group of unknown musicians, filling in for the absent Van Morrison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony; they were introduced by an enthusiastic Robbie Robertson. Early in 1993, the band recorded its debut album, August and Everything After, with T-Bone Burnett. Released in the fall, it was a dark and somber record, driven by the morose...
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