Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
World of Noise
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
sparkl77 | VA, USA | 04/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Everclear breaks the music scene with the raw, uncensored sound of their debut album, World of Noise. Their dirty, hard-hitting guitar riffs, and unrefined vocals enable you to feel the emotion of the music throughout all 12 tracks. The intensely heated lyrics and passionate vocals, such as those of the tracks "Sparkle" and "Nervous and Weird", made me want to bang my head like an early 90's grunge concert. Lead singer Art Alexakis writes on everything from the death of friends to Pennsylvania. Tracks like "Evergleam" and "Loser Makes Good" show his raw determination, while others such as "Fire Maple Song" and "Malevolent" show a softer, almost broken side. While the obviously present angst maybe seem monotonous to some, you will find no cliché lyrics or worn riffs on this CD. Art Alexakis truly bears it all on this debut, exposing himself to the world, and making the album a genuine expression of his truly human soul. It is no secret that he has led a tough life, and this CD makes it even less of one. Starting with the almost sarcastic tone of the track "Your Genius Hands," Everclear immediately let's you know just how tough they can be. They continue with the plainly stated "Sick and Tired", and astound me with my personal favorite, "The Laughing World".
Yet, overall, the true highlight of this CD is the ease of which Alexakis conveys his emotions. With such intense lyrics it's nearly impossible to ignore the sometimes angry and certainly unapologetic attitude that he brings into his music. And if you enjoy this CD you will certainly enjoy its successor, Sparkle and Fade.
A written review is simply inadequate to describe the impact of this CD. You can never truly appreciate the blatant emotions and dirty riffs until you listen to it for yourself. Everclear certainly is living in a World of Noise, and this CD is your ride there."
This is as good as rock'n roll gets.
M. Traylor | Vernonia, Oregon USA | 09/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Powerful music, intelligent lyrics. What more does one want or need? This is a great album."