207. Eilish Gilligan on Counting Crows 'August and Everything After' (1993), introversion and mental illness in musicians, proper nouns and why Gang of Youths are the new Counting Crows

Despite being a baby when it was released, Eilish Gilligan has long been fascinated by the Counting Crows classic 'August and Everything After', an album that captured the existential malaise of a generation when it was released in 1993. We talk about how Eilish's relationship with songs like 'Round Here' have changed over the years as she's gone from child to teen to young woman, how Adam Duritz's mental health issues manifest in his lyrics, why Gang of Youths are the Counting Crows of today, extroverted introverts in the music world, how seeing Counting Crows live taught Eilish to be a better performer and why she'd rather listen to this record than many of the classics that influenced it. My Favorite Album is a podcast unpacking the great works of pop music. Each episode features a different songwriter or musician discussing their favorite album of all time - their history with it, the making of the album, individual songs and the album’s influence on their own music.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer from Sydney, Australia who has worked in the music industry since 2007. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the feature film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins, in addition to many commercials and music videos. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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