August and Everything After

Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1993 Ratings: #227 / 370
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
1993 Ratings: #49
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September 14, 1993 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen / Label
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Don't let this album distract you from the fact that Counting Crows's Accidentally in Love is in Shrek 2. Which instally makes this band a classic because that movie is a classic


Round Here 8.5/10
Omaha 7.5/10
Mr. Jones 8.5/10
Perfect Blue Buildings 8/10
Anna Begins 7.5/10
Time and Time Again 8/10
Rain King 8/10
Sullivan Street 8.5/10
Ghost Train 7/10
Raining in Baltimore 8/10
A Murder of One 7/10

AVERAGE: 7.9/10
One of my favorites for a reason. On first listen I hated it, and I laughed at the slow dragging voice. But now I feel the intense emotion he conjures up. He has a great talent for storytelling, and a knack for emotional imagery. Every song carries the torch. Slow or energetic. There’s a great consistency here. With twangy, resonant guitars, and vibrating piano. Every song is memorable, from the smash hit Mr. Jones, to some I’ve never heard of, like Anna Begins and Around Here. This ... read more
This is likely one of my current favorite albums of all time. My friends and I used to make fun of ol' Adam's dopey sounding voice before we realized that the lyrics and the emotions behind them were actually, uh, really good.
Notable tracks:

Round Here was the one that hooked me, straight away from the first line.

Omaha was my first breakthrough favorite with it's lonely dustbowl Messiah tale.

Anna Begins and Rain King share my top spot for songs on the album. One about slow and ... read more
Don't get me wrong here; some of the title tracks are undeniably fun and bring back a sense of nostalgia. However, much of the filler tracks fall to the wayside and end up as forgettable and perhaps even cliched. This isn't a total bust of an album and should in no way be regarded as such. It just doesn't amount to the comparison albums.

Favorite track: Mr. Jones
There is nothing better.
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Track List

  1. Round Here
  2. Omaha
  3. Mr. Jones
  4. Perfect Blue Buildings
  5. Anna Begins
  6. Time and Time Again
  7. Rain King
  8. Sullivan Street
  9. Ghost Train
  10. Raining in Baltimore
  11. A Murder of One
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Added on: May 19, 2013