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Counting Crows

Counting Crows

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On the seventh Counting Crows album, Adam Duritz is still the same dreadlocked dreamer you remember from the Nineties, channeling Van Morrison, R.E.M. and Bruce Springsteen into word-zonked ballads that reference Jackie O., Elvis, Johnny Appleseed and more. Wonderland opens with the wild, innocent eight-minute hallucination "Palisades Park," then barrels through a buoyantly alienated set that only occasionally gets bogged down in meditative goop like "God of Ocean Tides." "I'm fading out in stereo/I don't remember meeee," Duritz sings on the roadhouse rocker "Dislocation," moaning a word he loves and an emotion that's still serving him well.

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