Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Album Review: Black is the New Black by Everclear

Everclear was one of those bands for me that had some songs I really liked, but I never got into their albums. Not sure why, just never really dove all in on them. I didn't even realize they were still around until this album came out and I was happy to hear when I put it on that they really haven't changed all that much. At least this album is harking back to their glory days in the 90's with plenty of power and anger and angst.

The stuff that made them so much fun 20 years ago still works today. And it works for two primary reasons. One is that the music is still there. It has energy and hooks and feels just as aggressive as it did 20 years ago. The second reason is that lyrically they are still angry and angsty but it's no longer the anger and angst of a 20 something but that of a 40 something and so it works in that way as well.

My only problem with the album is that it is a bit too heavy for my taste. So though I enjoy the dark ride to a point I often have to jump off before it's completed and take a break.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

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