Ryan and Matt achieve peak boner revisiting the longings of their adolescence as they listen to and discuss Counting Crows’ septuple Platinum debut album, August and Everything After.
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Syllabus: Counting Crows, August and Everything After
- August and Everything After: Amazon, iTunes
- Wikipedia: Counting Crows, August and Everything After
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory by John Seabrook
- Christgau on August…
For the life of me I cannot remember what made me think Mr. Jones was an incredibly deep and moving song, but it was one of my favorites for a handful of weeks.
“If I knew Picasso, I would buy myself a grey guitar and play” but then “Bought myself a grey guitar”: are we to presume he met Picasso?
Some notable lyrics from Round Here: “Round here we talk like lions but we sacrifice like lambs. Round here we stay up very, very, very, very late.”
Worth the price of admission just to hear Matt suggest Death Cab as a more hardcore emo band.
Does TFT have any plans to talk pop-punk? I’m guessing not as it was pretty much when I was in high school (2003-2007) and true emo fans tend to look upon pop punk with a lot of side eye as people my age use the terms interchangeably.
This album came out in college. There was a clear line between people who liked this album and those who didn’t. Everyone I knew who wrote poetry liked this album. It was a really strange thing looking back on it.
Personally I think their second album is better, but it goes down quickly from there.