Hard Candy (studio album) by Counting Crows

Hard Candy
Hard Candy by Counting Crows
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 5,246th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 62 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2002 (102nd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (1,003rd)
Award Best albums of all time (5,246th)
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Hard Candy by Counting Crows (CD, Jul-2002, Geffen)
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Counting Crows bestography

Hard Candy is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by Counting Crows on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Counting Crows is August And Everything After which is ranked number 580 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,303.

Counting Crows album bestography « Higher ranked (2,939th) This album (5,246th) Lower ranked (5,590th) »
Recovering The SatellitesHard CandyThis Desert Life

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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80/100
From 03/16/2020 17:16
It's a good album, but most of it is a bit 'safe' and over produced. Good Time is by far the best track.
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From 06/12/2019 06:28
Possibly my least favourite Crows album. Just doesn't grab me.
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From 05/04/2016 14:34
I compare Counting Crows to a Hard Candy. You can spin it, twirl it, bite it, and it will still taste sweet, but ultimately it will stubbornly keep its shape and form.

Counting Crows 4th album sounds much like anything that came before. Of the four, it is the most glazed with a pop coating throughout.

Good Time, New Frontier, and Black & Blue are highlights

Good Time figures out how to do a depressing ballad without the Duritz whining

New Frontier is infectious pop and shows another side to the band. Some fans will hate it because it is too pop and happy sounding

It tacks in a little lengthy on the discometer but I think its their 2nd best album narrowly beating out This Desert Life.

The debut and Hard Candy get more spins than their other albums from me. But I stopped listening to this band after Hard Candy
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90/100
From 06/01/2015 20:53
Very good album. Best 10 songs average is 89,7/100 and the album can get very good 90/100. A hit album, I'm counting eight (!) gems: "American girls", "Good time", "If I could...", "Miami", "New frontier", "Black and blue", "4 white stallions" and "Big yellow taxi" all 90/100. And all other songs also good 80-85/100, no lows. Favourite!
Genre: Pop Rock
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From 02/06/2013 22:43
Most consistent album since their debut. Hailed as a comeback by many at the time of its release. The hidden track became a surprise hit.
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From 05/18/2012 01:54
Just too clean. This is basically where they dropped off my radar and into Adult Contemporary territory.
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