So I broke my recent rule of not buying music via iTunes on Tuesday. I admit it. My one caveat I mentioned was that I would buy exclusives, and that’s what got me to give them my money. I bought Counting Crows’ Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings from iTunes because there was an exclusive bonus track or two that wouldn’t have been included in an Amazonmp3 purchase. I’m impressed with the album. If you don’t know anything about it, as the title suggests it’s a 2-part album representing the contrasts of Saturday Nights (sin) and Sunday Mornings (redemption). There’s beauty, there’s emotion, there’s some great songwriting. It’s hard to believe their last full album came out in 2002. In some ways though, isn’t it a little hard to believe that 2002 was that long ago? If you’re like many and only buy a few songs here and there, I recommend “Insignificant“, “Washington Square” (he’s talking about Dublin, Ireland and not Dublin, California, despite mentioning traveling the highway from Dublin to Berkeley[ref]), “Los Angeles” (written with Ryan Adams during the recording of Adams’ Gold), “Cowboys“, and “Le Ballet d’or“
The whole album is worth the purchase (with or without bonus tracks). Here’s the link to Amazon.