The surprising and almost overwhelming success of the Counting Crows' 1993 debut album, 'August and Everything After,' and its crossover smash single, 'Mr. Jones,' didn't seem to cheer up singer Adam Duritz one bit. The band's follow-up, 'Recovering the Satellites,' peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned its own string of hits, but the disc oozed the melancholic vibe of someone still finding his way. The group's third album, 'This Desert Life,' however, finally found Duritz and co. in a playful mood, taking a more laid-back approach to life and seemingly appreciating their popularity. Today, we celebrate the album's 13th anniversary.