SlowMotionTimmah wrote:bands like Everclear don't return to the mainstream regardless of how good their new stuff is. It's like once the magical force that controls what's popular decides you're done, you're done.
It certainly is a weird mystical power, too. I sure don't get it.
It's like the radio still worships and plays bands like the Foo Fighters, Green Day, and Red Hot Chili Peppers whenever they release new material.
Yet, bands like Everclear (with a fairly similar style of rock from the same era) gets blacklisted? Makes no logical sense to me.
SlowMotionTimmah wrote: Am I the only one that remembers Invisible Stars 3 years ago???
I love Invisible Stars.
My good friend George (who used to post on these boards) wasn't very impressed with it, though.
So, maybe it's more polarizing somehow?
I don't know, I guess I'm just weird and out of touch, 'cause I think Invisible Stars is easily as strong as So Much For The Afterglow, in my eyes.
I mean, Afterglow is great and all, but I think it's the most overrated
of Everclear's albums.
SlowMotionTimmah wrote: Am I the only one that still can't really listen to drama club? That album is so strange to me. Most of it doesn't even sound like EC to me.
Drama Club is probably the weakest of Everclear's actual
I think the production of it is just a little underwhelming in comparison to other albums. It has the most intrusive "carnival sounding keyboards" to it.
And the compression being used on the final tracks also seems a little intense! I found "The Vegas Years" seems to share this same issue.
That being said, there are still a lot of great songs to be found on it.
Drama King, Your Arizona Room, Under The Western Stars, Portland Rain, etc... those are some sweet tunes!