Counting Crows – Underwater Sunshine (Universal Music Canada)

Rather than indulging fans with an album of new studio material, Counting Crows have assembled a curious collection of cover songs for Underwater Sunshine. What is refreshing about the set is that it is a very atypical set of covers that the band has chosen but also, the band has re-worked some of the songs to truly make them their own. Their version of Teenage Fanclub’s Start Again proves this point well while the group does a commendable job delivering the goods on Big Star’s The Ballad of El Goodo and Gram Parsons Return of the Grievous Angel.