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This Desert Life

Counting Crows - This Desert Life
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 25 ratings
Liked by 6 people
November 1, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
David Lowery, Dennis Herring / Producer
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This was like my favorite album in middle school, and I was gonna do a contemporary review here defending it and being like 'This album is actually solid, Counting Crows are corny but this album has some really good moments!' But then re-listening, there's a lot of it that is.... not great. So mostly I wanna say the following;

1) High Life is an excellently arranged, produced and mixed song. I would seriously recommend this against a lot of other great guitar based music. I think it's ... read more

Yet another 90's guilty pleasure. Combining poppy alt-rock in the vein of Goo Goo Dolls with indie rock-tinged folk, This Desert Life is a fixture of 90's music. High Life is a fantastic song and you should totally listen to it

FOR FANS OF: Hootie & The Blowfish, Sister Hazel, Blues Traveler, Goo Goo Dolls
Hanginaround - 9/10
Mrs. Potter's Lullaby - 10/10
Amy Hit the Atmosphere - 8/10
Four Days - 9/10
All My Friends - 9/10
High Life - 7/10
Colorblind - 10/10
I Wish I Was a Girl - 10/10
Speedway - 7/10
St. Robinson in His Cadillac Dream - 10/10

Overall Rating: 89 out of 100 = 89%
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Track List

  1. Hanginaround
  2. Mrs. Potter's Lullaby
  3. Amy Hit the Atmosphere
  4. Four Days
  5. All My Friends
  6. High Life
  7. Colorblind
  8. I Wish I Was a Girl
  9. Speedway
  10. St. Robinson in His Cadillac Dream
  11. Kid Things (hidden track)
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Added on: May 19, 2013