Day 12: A Song From A Band You Hate

I had to think long and hard to come up with a band I truly, scathingly hate. I love most music and even artists I can’t stand often have at least one redeemable song in their catalog (such as Pearl Jam’s “Better Man”). But I would love to spend the rest of my life without ever hearing a Counting Crows song again. Their music is bland and inoffensive – not so the main problem I have with them, which is lead singer/songwriter Adam Duritz. His vocal affectations just rub me the wrong way.

Upon first hearing him I thought he might be mentally challenged. The video for “Mr. Jones” did not entirely negate my suspicions, either. Actually, I didn’t mind “Mr. Jones” the first fifty times I heard it, but it annoyed me like a persistent cold sore thereafter. Duritz and his Crows still keeping making music and progressively suck harder with each attempt. Their absolute nadir is a pointless, abominable cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”. Rather than link to that horror, here’s “Mr. Jones”, where you can test my Duritz-developmentally challenged theory for yourself.