Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Apr 17, 2012
    80
    The album finds the group covering some favorite songs and tying them together with its own rootsy flair.
  2. May 7, 2012
    70
    If you want rock 'n' roll to be galvanizing rebellion or something, Underwater Sunshine isn't the place for you. But if you want your rock 'n' rollers to offer a feasible career option that sounds great, the Counting Crows do.
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    A few tracks offer something fresh.
  4. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    For all its heart, though, Underwater Sunshine still lacks the unborrowed inspiration necessary to come out of the gates as a stand-alone record.
  5. 60
    Underwater Sunshine (a play on The Soft Boys' classic Underwater Moonlight, another Duritz favorite) mixes live staples, pop classics, and more recent material from the Crows, offering the latest enjoyable, if inconsistent, glimpse into Duritz's record collection.
  6. Jun 20, 2012
    40
    What comes across is a band still in love with music, not necessarily their own. [Jun 2012, p.99]
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Dec 14, 2012
    8
    Great song selection, and a nice alt-country vibe. Adam gets a chance to sing without turning his soul inside out. Highlights are Amie from Pure Prairie League and Big Star's The Ballad of El Goodo. Full Review »