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Everclear

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by AlwaysEvolving21, May 27, 2019.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Art/Craig/Greg trio will never be beat, but the band has surprisingly done pretty well in their later years
     
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  2. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Slow Motion Daydream is a wonderful album. Was never big into their other releases, but their earlier stuff does get tossed on every so often.

    Need to look into their newer stuff more.
     
  3. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    Ah yes... My first favorite rock band.

    Sparkle & Fade
    and So Much For The Afterglow will never be topped, but Invisible Stars is surprisingly great and reminiscent of their 90s stuff.
     
  4. I really like Invisible Stars a lot. There’s a lot of recycling going on in that album but it’s still fun.
     
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  5. Full Effect Ed

    ...In F*cking Full Effect Prestigious

    Once Craig & Greg left after “SMD”, that’s when I checked out. That record is criminally underrated too.
     
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  6. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    I started falling off after the first volume of Songs from an American Movie came out. Wasn't too stoked on that one, but I was even less impressed with volume 2. I've probably listened to Slow Motion Daydream maaaaaybe 5 times, and each of those times were most likely around when the album was originally released. I will have to give it another chance.
     
  7. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    youuu should go back to Songs Vol 1, it's my favorite album of theirs. Extremely underrated because of how stylistically different it is from their earlier stuff, but it's insanely strong
     
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  8. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    I learned to love it, eventually. When it first came out I thought it was weird because it wasn't Afterglow part 2. But I like it a lot for what it is. There's some songs on there that I'd put on any "best of Everclear" playlist I make.
     
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  9. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    ok GOOD. I liked Pt 2 also, but not quite as much. I really appreciate them as a pair however and Halloween Americana is forever amazing
     
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  10. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    debut solo single. Album out Oct 11


     
  11. Its going to be an Invisible Stars kind of day.
     
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  12. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    It's been awhile since I listened to that one. But from what I recall, it's their best album since the SFAAM albums.
     
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  13. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    oh shit, this bump reminded me I never listened to his solo album from last year
     
  14. bradsonemanband Apr 7, 2020
    (Last edited: Apr 7, 2020)
    bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    "Falling in a Good Way" and "Be Careful What You Ask For" are both sooo good. Classic Everclear songs. "Volcano" sounds like it came from Sparkle and Fade. "Promenade" could have been on SMFTA. This album really captures that era of the band again. The songs may not be as timeless as "Father Of Mine" or "I Will Buy You A New Life" but they are just as good as "White Men In Black Suits" or "Sunflowers."
     
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  15. tomdelonge

    Regular

    Aw man, White Men In Black Suits is right up there with the best of that record
     
  16. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I think both Invisible Star and Black is the New Black are both sold albums
     
  17. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    I agree. "Sunflowers" is too. But I just meant that Invisible Stars sounds similar to those songs in the sense that they aren't really classic fan-faves or singles, but they are still great songs all around. Not sure if that really makes sense... haha
     
  18. tomdelonge

    Regular

    I feel you. I've only listened to Invisible Stars once but that will change today.

    I think So Much For The Afterglow is one of the greatest records ever I love it so much
     
  19. SMFTA is still their best. Def an all time favorite of mine. Doing yard work to it was great.
     
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  20. KyleAtGalaxy

    Regular

    The Swing from the Scream 2 soundtrack is one of my favorites.

    Welcome to the Drama Club has some gems on it but also some very not good songs. There's a solid 7 great songs on there.

    I will add that SMD is a very underrated album. Except for maybe Volvo Soccer Mom. Seems like music was changing during that time frame (2003?) and they were trying too hard to stay relevant. I remember seeing the video for Volvo Driving Soccer Mom and feeling like they were trying to replicate the success of Pretty Fly for a White Guy or something. It was disappointing

    Songs Vol 1 also receives my vote as favorite Everclear album.
     
  21. .K.

    Trusted Prestigious

    World of Noise was a cool record. I feel like i listens to Sparkle and Fade and So Much for the Afterglow quite a bit too.

    I feel like the more commercial their must got the less I listened. I sort of enjoyed their “rough around the edges darker kind of stuff” if that makes sense.
     
  22. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    SFAAMMV1:LHTS > SMFTA > S&F > SFAAMV2:GTFABA > SMD > IS > BITNB > WTTDC
     
  23. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    Sparkle and Fade is the one I listen to the most, hands down. But Afterglow is in close second. I used to listen to World of Noise quite a bit back in the day, and the first American Movie album is awesome. The second one was mostly a miss for me though. That's when I started getting off the train.
     
  24. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    Sparkle and Fade > Afterglow > Songs vol 1 > Invisible Stars > World of Noise > the rest
     
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