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The Best Counting Crows Albums of All Time

Updated July 2, 2018 468 votes 174 voters 3.9k views8 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Counting Crows are known to many as one of the best musical artists of the '90s. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Counting Crows albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in 1991 in Berkeley, California, Counting Crows started out as a duo (singer Adam Duritz and guitarist David Bryson), but by the time they released their debut August and Everything After (1993), they were a well-rounded seven piece. The band returned strong with their second album, Recovering the Satellites (1996) which yielded the hit "Angels of the Silences."

This Counting Crows discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Counting Crows albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Counting Crows singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Counting Crows album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Counting Crows album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

This list of Counting Crow studio releases features albums like Hard Candy (2002) and This Desert Life (1999). This list of popular Counting Crows CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • August and Everything After is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Counting Crows Albums of All Time
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    • Artist: Counting Crows
    • Release Date: 1993
    • Producer: T Bone Burnett
    • Tracks: Perfect Blue Buildings, Ghost Train, Raining in Baltimore
    • Length (mins): 00:51:47
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music
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    • Artist: Counting Crows
    • Release Date: 1996
    • Producer: Gil Norton
    • Tracks: Monkey, Another Horsedreamer’s Blues, Goodnight Elisabeth
    • Length (mins): 00:59:30
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock
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  • Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Counting Crows Albums of All Time
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    • Artist: Counting Crows
    • Release Date: 2002
    • Producer: Steve Lillywhite
    • Tracks: Good Time, Miami, Holiday in Spain
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock
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  • Somewhere Under Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Counting Crows Albums of All Time
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    1. Palisades Park
    2. Earthquake Driver
    3. Dislocation
    4. God of Ocean Tides
    5. Scarecrow
    6. Elvis Went to Hollywood
    7. Cover Up the Sun
    8. John Appleseed's Lament
    9. Possibility Days
    • Release Date: 2014
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