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Counting Crows’ new album released to rave reviews

17/09/14

'Somewhere Under Wonderland' - the triumphant new album from Counting Crows - adored by music press.

“Impassioned, thoughtful, chock-a-block with great tunes this rich mix of vibrancy and gloom does what all great rock should – lift the spirits” – Q Magazine 4/5

“Contains some of the band’s most ambitious and thought-provoking songs… rich in the atmosphere of young Springsteen… its confessional poetry elevated to glorious heights by a tender, soulful musical arrangement” – Record Collector 4/5

“Now’s a great time to tune back in for their best since ‘August & Everything After’… finding exhilaration in heartbreak, loneliness in fame and adventure in everyday America [while] still channeling Lynyrd Skynyrd, REM and The Band” – Daily Telegraph 4/5

“A welcome return to form, this first album of original material for six years contains some of their best work… Fans will be delighted that they’ve burst to life again” – Daily Express 4/5

“By turns reflective and careering there’s a notably exuberant and rough-edged, punky approach to both lyrical concerns and the band’s encyclopaedic grasp of rock history. An enticing blast of Americana” – Daily Mirror 4/5

“Tearing away across time, states and continents and evoking the bands of a highly romanticized era, Counting Crows map the geography of youth with all their usual brio and haunting lyricism… A rich blend of gloomy, stirring anthems and chipper tunes with a familiar feel delivers an instant connection for fans of their output… This one is for the dreamers, the eternal travellers and anyone feeling a little lost. A nourishing journey filled with blues, soothing guitar and a gratifying sense of hope and rejuvenation” – The Arts Desk 4/5

"[Counting Crows] sound refreshed again… built evocatively around piano and trumpet and woozy psych effects [with] slide guitars, rolling rhythms and sly, Dylan-esque rhymes" – Uncut 7/10

“Reaffirms their standing as one of America’s most under-valued bands… it is assured, interesting and quietly experimental” – Classic Rock 7/10

“This gets straight back to business. ‘Palisades Park’ is an urban sprawl in the vein of Springsteen’s ‘Jungleland’, while ‘God Of Ocean Tides’ is lonesome Seventies folk-rock and ‘Scarecrow’ tips its cap to Lynyrd Skynyrd” – Mail On Sunday 3/5

“One of the best albums of their career” – Sunday Mail

Counting Crows tour the UK in November with dates as follows.

Nov 1   O2 Academy Birmingham

Nov 2   O2 Academy Glasgow

Nov 4   O2 Academy Newcastle

Nov 5   O2 Academy Leeds

Nov 7   O2 Apollo Manchester

Nov 8   Leicester De Montfort Hall

Nov 10  London Roundhouse

Nov 11  London Roundhouse