It has been 6 years since Counting Crows came out with their last album, â€œHard Candyâ€. Â The band last charted for their contribution to the Shrek 2 soundtrack, â€œAccidentally in Loveâ€. â€œYou Canâ€™t Count On Meâ€ has a tremendously different sound from practically anything else that the Counting Crows have released up to this point. In fact, far from the unique sound they created for tracks like â€œMr. Jonesâ€ and â€œThree Headlightsâ€, it feels as if the band has settled down into the space between Matchbox 20 and the Goo Goo Dolls. The saving grace during â€œYou Canâ€™t Count On Meâ€ has to be the fact that the band draws down the early nineties alternative sound that immediately preceded their â€œMr. Jonesâ€. One can hear the energy put forth during a â€œBlack Goldâ€ or even early Rusted Root tracks. Iâ€™m not sure how easily the Crows will glide up the charts with this retro-sounding track, but the chorus is able to transcend time and really touch on the â€œscrew youâ€ attitude felt by spurned lovers. A solid track, but Iâ€™m unsure if the Crows will be able to reclaim their spot at the top of the rock charts, at a time when the landscape has changed so dramatically.