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This Desert Life (album) by Counting Crows

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This Desert Life
This Desert Life by Counting Crows (1999)
Overall rank: 4,054th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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71/100 (from 89 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1999 (70th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (796th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,054th)

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Counting Crows bestography

This Desert Life is ranked 3rd best out of 13 albums by Counting Crows on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Counting Crows is August And Everything After which is ranked number 371 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,444.

Counting Crows album bestography « Higher ranked (2,634th) This album (4,054th) Lower ranked (4,840th) »
Recovering The SatellitesThis Desert LifeHard Candy

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71/100 (from 89 votes)
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On this website, Counting Crows album's get ranked progressively worse in chronological order and it completely makes sense.

Each album sounds like the last in it's instruments and vocal delivery.

This Desert Life has a similar spirit as the debut and is a tighter album than Recovering the Satellites. That is why I consider it better than Satellite's personally.

But grand scheme, bigger than just my opinion review it lands 3rd best

Colorblind is classically depressing. Hanging Around is memorable single.

Amy Hit the Atmosphere is a better Counting Crow ballad. All My Friends is good.

Mrs. Potters Lullabye is in the vein of other road tripping 5 minute Crow's songs.

Only dud for me is I Wish I was A Girl because I don't wish that and don't relate. And the lyrics are kind of condescending to the gender just because Duritz is complaining he can't do what they do. Poor him

It's a good album but fans like me start to realize that Duritz doesn't want to help himself around his fears of loneliness and depression. He isn't getting any wiser around his place in the world and the music isn't either.

The band doesn't grow and neither does he. Which is sad because in his younger days you relate to his struggles in his lyrics. More than the average rock star you want to root for him to be happy and figure it out.

All the more tragic that he doesnt't, and worse, sounds like he exploits it all to make successful music around his brand he has created.
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Solid album for sure, though nothing surprising in it at any point, All My Friends is the standout...
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One of my favorite bands from the 90's, the third album by the Counting Crows and it sticks in the top 10. The Crows haven't been treated kindly over the past decade, but I'm still a fan, no question. This one wasn't as great as the first two, but it didn't disappoint at all, with great tracks like "Hangin Around" and "Amy Hit the Atmosphere."
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It's not bad but I suppose it is a little dull. It sounds basically like the first two but you can tell they're running out of steam.
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