REVIEW! Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland

I saw them live once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away in South Africa. They were good. Actually awesome! Then, I kind of lost interest in the band with their music. It became a bit bland. But honestly this is the best album of the Counting Crows since Recovering Satellites. On Somewhere Under Wonderland they still are channelling the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, REM and the Band. Their new, and 7th CD, is packed with plenty of striking melodies, and an arrangement that shows off the Crows at their loosest and most vibrant. It's best to say that the CD contains some of the band’s most ambitious and thought-provoking songs. As Consequence of Sound said, "A colourful and emotionally rich palette of sounds that combines past recording styles."