Day 22: A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Who hurt you, Adam Duritz? Who hurt you? Seriously, if you’re familiar with the Counting Crows only through their radio hits, you’re missing out. Don’t get me wrong, the released singles are quality, but you don’t really get the emotional depth found elsewhere in their catalog. Frontman Adam Duritz is a truly gifted songwriter, able to weave effortlessly between catchy, jangling pop hits, delicately beautiful ballads, and raw, tormented laments. Today’s entry falls somewhere between the last two. A tacit resignation of a relationship’s inevitable, impending end, “Sullivan Street” is one of my favorite tracks off the Crows’ superb freshman release, August and Everything After. If Adam’s subdued despondency doesn’t put a lump in your throat, then I suspect you may not have a heart to be broken.