Danny Clinch
Chris Willman
March 21, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it a B-

Attendees at the Counting Crows’ next show may drop their wine coolers in shock when the often sleepy group plays ”1492,” a historical romp that sounds like a furious Pearl Jam track. Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings‘ first half, produced by Pixies vet Gil Norton, is surprisingly fast and scrappy. But the pace slackens in the mellower remainder, produced by Brian Deck (Iron & Wine). There, as heard on no-chick-can-tie-me-down boasts like ”You Can’t Count on Me,” you’re reminded of one thing that hasn’t changed: Adam Duritz’s pseudo-sensitive narcissism. B-
DOWNLOAD THIS: See a video of Counting Crows performing ”Insignificant” and three other songs from Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings at amazon.com

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