Everclear Albums Ranked

Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, in 1991. The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band’s lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist; and for most of the band’s height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums. After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile,[7] which were all certified platinum in sales. However, the following two albums Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, were not as well-received, and as sales suffered, Montoya and Eklund left the band shortly after in 2003. Here are all of Everclear albums ranked.

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10. Ten Years Gone: The Best Of Everclear 1994–2004 (2004)

“The best of collection touches upon all 6 albums and definately is an excellent representation of how great and underappreciated of a band Everclear is. Many people criticize the review for not including some of their favorite songs but with the album already taking up 76 minutes, there is really not much room to include anything else. The truth is, a greatest hits does and should not contain all of a band’s hits, it is to interest a casual fan into buying a band’s albums”

9. Invisible Stars (2012)

“‘Invisible Stars’ is the album every Everclear fan has been waiting for. Every song is great meaningful and has that Everclear sound that shot them through the roof in the late ’90s. The best song on this album is definitely ‘Jackie Robinson’, such a great history lesson told in song. Other great songs on this album include ‘Falling in A Good Way’, ‘Santa Ana Wind’ and ‘I’m Better Without you’. It’s that sound Everclear gave us that made us jump around in our bedrooms playing air guitar and it is so nice to have that sound back.”

8. In A Different Light (2009)

“I loved all these songs when they came out originally, and they just get deeper and more meaningful over time. The new versions definitely show these songs from a new perspective, though the arrangements definitely relate to the originals. The 2 new songs are really good, too, especially “At the end of the day”.

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7. Black Is The New Black (2015)

“Art Alexakis is the best rock lyricist out there. The reason I’ve been a fan since Sparkle and Fade is Art’s incredible songwriting. His songs are like watching someone’s life in 3-minute intervals. “Why I Don’t Believe in God” has haunted me for years. “You” on “Black is the New Black” breaks my heart. How he translates his words into music with shredding guitars and smashing drums is a gift.”

6. Slow Motion Daydream (2003)

“This album ranges from Rock to Pop to Grunge, and many others. From songs like the rockin’ “Blackjack” to poppin’ “Volvo Driving Soccer Mom” to slower and calmer “Science Fiction,” this is a great album, and, though, not everyone will like, I think that most people out there will have the urge to check out this album.”

5. Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude (2000)

“The thing that’s great about this album, is while it has a darker tone and Faster/Harder tracks, the music/lyrics is still encouraging in a therapeutic kinda-way. Some of his songs are just for fun (Babytalk) or to tell a story, but you can also really relate to his writing (I have a little girl of my own, too). The writing is negative, but the message comes out positive. There is a sense of hope in it all. But what is really important, is that this album JAMS.”

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4. World Of Noise (1993)

“”World of Noise” is an essential look back at Everclear’s punk rock roots. The album is less polished than Sparkle. Everclear keeps it simple: guitar, bass, drums, vocals. No synthesizers, no string quartets, no piano, no ukulele “

3. Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How To Smile (2000)

“The opening track SONG FROM AN AMERICAN MOVIE PART 1 is a mandolin interlude which gives listeners the idea that the band has taken a different direction from their raging grunge feel of their previous records. Indeed Everclear has expanded musically on this album and unlike ‘So Much For The Afterglow’ and ‘Sparkle And Fade’ which are rock albums Songs From An American Movie Vol.1 resonates more beauty than the others. That doesn’t mean that Everclear has gone soft by any means. They are still rockin’ on tracks like HERE WE GO AGAIN, AM RADIO (which was a huge hit) and an awesome cover of Van Morrison’s BROWN EYED GIRL. LEARNING HOW TO SMILE is a classic.”

2. So Much For The Afterglow (1997)

“The success of So Much For The Afterglow built up slowly following its 1997 release. Singles from the album like “Everything To Everyone” and “I Will Buy You A New Life” slowly gained ground on the charts. But it wasn’t until the release of “Father of Mine” as a single that the record really kicked into gear. Teenage fans that could relate to the song went nuts for it! “

1. Sparkle And Fade (1995)

“”Sparkle and Fade” was my introduction to Everclear, and a good one at that. It was actually one of the first discs I ever purchased; the music came to me at the perfect age — a time in my life when I was realizing who I am and who I’d like to become. This music not only served as the soundtrack to my teenage years, but also helped to shape and mold them into years that I look back on with fond memories.”