Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings 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… Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings 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… 2008-03-25 Counting Crows Rock
Music Review

Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings (2008)

Adam Duritz | READY FOR THE WEEKEND Adam Duritz and Counting Crows step up the pace for Saturday Nights and slow it down for Sunday Mornings
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READY FOR THE WEEKEND Adam Duritz and Counting Crows step up the pace for Saturday Nights and slow it down for Sunday Mornings
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Mar 25, 2008; Lead Performance: Counting Crows; Genre: Rock

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-
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Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints
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