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Clarity [Original recording reissued]

Jimmy Eat WorldAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)


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Invented, the sixth full-length album by Jimmy Eat World, contains the signature big hooks and sing-along melodies for which the band has become famous. Fans of the band’s older hits like “The Middle,” “Sweetness,” and “Pain” will find lots to grab onto…and those same fans will be happy to learn that Mark Trombino, who served as a producer on ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Eat World Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 5, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00005Y7DV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #221,745 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Table For Glasses
2. Lucky Dever Mint
3. Your New Aesthetic
4. Believe In What You Want
5. A Sunday
6. Crush
7. 12.23.95
8. Ten
9. Just Watch The Fireworks
10. For Me This Is Heaven
11. Blister
12. Clarity
13. Goodbye Sky Harbor

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of nowhere January 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I had never even heard of them, or the word "emo" or anything like that. All that happened was my friend heard Lucky Denver Mint on the radio once, and bought the CD. Thank God he did. He brought it to school and simply told me to pick a random track and listen, and swore that I would like the song. I did. I went through every track, and loved them all. It has been months since I bought Clarity, and I now have every Jimmy song released in some form. They are the most incredible band that most people will never know. Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 has called this CD his favorite of the millenium. He tells people he wishes they had half the talent of Jimmy Eat World. Not many people probably have their talent for beautiful music that takes you away from the dreary place you may inhabit to somewhere so much better.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah, the butterflies... June 9, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Every once in a while, you come across an album that not only impresses you, but just really makes you feel grateful to be alive. Something that just makes the world that much better of a place, knowing that something like this exists. For me, "Clarity" is one of these albums. I enjoy every incarnation of Jimmy Eat World, from the raw, indie punk of the early days, to the more radio-friendly sound they've adopted more recently, but this album is where everything just really came together. "Clarity" is huge, daring, multi-layered, unpredictable, and just mesmerizingly beautiful.

Here, the band really pull out all the stops. As compared their later work, there are far few catchy hooks, instead opting for massive soundscapes, and sweeping melodies. However, that's not to say that there's no hook power to be found here, as the elegant power ballad "Lucky Denver Mint" (which was sort of a minor hit) boasts a strong, driving melody, and one of the band's best choruses. "Your New Aesthetic", the band's rousing protest against commercialism in music, toggles wildly between power pop hooks and crashing Fugazi-like riffs. "Blister" and "Crush" are fast, hard, punk rock anthems, adding a nice sense of variety to an otherwise melodic album.

But the real brilliance here lies foremost in the epic, sweeping ballads. "Table for Glasses" opens the album, with its achingly beautiful buildup, and jaw-dropping vocal harmonies. "Ten", "Just Watch the Fireworks", and "For Me This Is Heaven" (which are all in a row) are just about the most beautiful and heart-wrenching ballads you can hope to hear, and all three of them put together are nearly overwhelming. It really is just beyond words.

Elsewhere, there's plenty of other goodness as well.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Near Perfection April 17, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Currently covering the billboard charts with their radiofriendly hit, "The Middle", Jimmy Eat World's true brilliance was obviously in the past. The harder sounds of Static (although lacking maturity) still beats their now self-titled album, focused on pop and well...more pop. I love Bleed American/Jimmy Eat World, don't get me wrong. The entire CD is amazing. But after cultivating myself to the stunning emotion and beauty of Clarity...things were just not the same.
Their lyrics are emotional, deep, and the melodic soothing or the faster rhythmic songs evoke paralled emotion in me. I'm pretty apathetic usually, but when I listen to Clarity I'm as impressionable as a pre-teen girl. My personal favorites of the album are Table for Glasses, A Sunday, For me this is heaven, Just Watch the Fireworks, Clarity, and yes, the 16 minute Goodbye Sky Harbor. (I'd list more but I feel stupid writing down all of the songs).
If you want to get a Jimmy Eat World album, I suggest starting with Bleed American/self-titled (especially if you're a big fan of sweetness, bleed american, and the middle). Then buy Clarity and don't give up! It's difficult to get into, to understand or to even like, but like all masterpieces it's worth the wait. Clarity is breathtaking, smart, and just simply amazing. It's pretty much perfect...my only qualm...where did the demo/original version of your new aesthetic go? oh well...I can't complain. Plainly, just get the Cd, it's really really good, you're not gonna regret it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless March 31, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Brilliantly written and flawlessly recorded, this expansive masterpiece is the personal favourite in my collection. Though the Arizona veterans continue a banner career a full seven years after its 1999 release, Clarity is almost unanimously considered their finest work to date. Their third full-length release (following 1994's elusive self-titled L.P. and 1996's Static Prevails), Clarity excels its predecessors by leaps and bounds: dropping the grittier but ultimately more pedestrian stylings of Static Prevails for richer harmonies, greater melodic poignancy and significantly more complex instrumentation, Clarity quickly proves itself both a career milestone and an indie-rock monolith.

Undergoing the most prominent metamorphosis is frontman Jim Adkins, who has no difficulty shedding his previously coarse (and frequently off-key) fare for strict melody. Fans of more recent works Bleed American (2001) and Futures (2004) would do well to look into Clarity as a somewhat transitional record for Adkins into this more polished vocal approach, which is favoured exclusively and to great effect in both subsequent releases. Equally adept at penning honesty as he is at delivering it, Adkins has always exuded a sort of effortlessness in his work, and is in top form here: he exposes sensitivity without submitting to artless cliché; he expresses sorrow without becoming overtly piteous; he embraces minimalist simplicity without forfeiting effect. In short, with Clarity, Adkins writes a record that succeeds where the vast majority of emo contemporaries have failed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bumbum bumbum!
Clarity is in my opinion a classic album forever one of my favorites in my lifetime. Every single song on this album is a hit for me. I like everyone of the songs on clarity. Read more
Published 4 months ago by music rocker
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff
great overall cd. probably their best. i really enjoyed the diverse tone of it all. the demo version of sweetness is cool too
Published 7 months ago by tj
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest congruent body of music ever recorded
Because of the magnitude of this album I felt compelled to have to add another 5 star rating just to do it justice. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ryan Michelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Late to the party but loving it
I just listened to this album for the first time a week ago and I regret not getting a hold of it sooner. It's hard to believe this album is 14 years old right now.
Published 12 months ago by Aaron Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is a MUST for any true musician
I first heard this CD back in 1997 or so and it has extremely influenced my understanding of music. I highly suggest buying this CD.
Published 12 months ago by Davekalani
5.0 out of 5 stars Remastered and better than ever
One of the best albums of all time, with a little more clarity (no pun intended....really), and the perfect version of Sweetness that initially came out with the pre-release... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jason L. Sawyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
Some bands evolve into a somewhat removed version of what initially drew us to them. This album reminds me that Jimmy Eat World never went through an akward stage. Read more
Published 15 months ago by e-lucid labs
5.0 out of 5 stars The only album i would ever call perfect
This is by far the best album i have ever heard. I have never really like Jimmy Eat World as much some other bands, but anyone who appreciates music simply must listen to this.
Published 16 months ago by Brian Talbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for Jimmy Eat World loving boyfriend
Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend who has always been a huge fan of JEW and understands just how important and significant this album is. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Izzy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks
I enjoyed this album very much. The smooth simplicity and depth of the lyrics has brought me many hours of listening pleasure. Thank you amazon.
Published on May 1, 2012 by LeHoff89
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