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Slow Motion Daydream [Enhanced]

EverclearAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 11, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00008CLIJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,963 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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11 tracks - Enhanced - 1. How To Win Friends And Influence People 2. Blackjack 3. I Want To Die A Beautiful Death 4. Volvo Driving Soccer Mom 5. Science Fiction 6. New Blue Champion 7. TV Show 8. Chrysanthemum 9. Sunshine (That Ac

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With the market for modern angst having been sold short by headline writers and color-coded terror-alert designers, what's a '90s-grunge-rooted rock band to do? In the case of Art Alexakis and Everclear, you bare your soul with a smile. On the evidence here, the melodic '70s pop affectations of his divorce-chronicling Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1 seem to have permanently seeped into Everclear's sound. But they're considerably beefier than the album's straightforward production, wrapping dry observations about American life in bouncy, driving slices of pop-punk that are as infectious as they are wryly disconcerting. Tracks like the album's first single, "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom," and the spirited "How to Win Friends and Influence People" suggest that pervasive rumors of irony's demise have been overstated--or simply ignored--by a gleeful Alexakis and company. If it's an album that also argues that the band is working from formula, it's one they'd be wise to patent. Enhanced CD features include Web keys to performance footage, home movies, and B-side downloads. --Jerry McCulley

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for the fans December 17, 2004
Format:Audio CD
if you have ever read the everclear website like i have, or any interviews, you probably would have noticed that Art and the boys believe that they have to grow as artists and continue to improve. Sure, you can make millions keeping the purist fans happy, like the ones that only listen to Sparkle and Fade or World of Noise because they're supposedly so much more raw and purer. But really, as a musician myself, where's the fun in writing the same song over and over without getting better as a writer?

i got this cd shortly after it was released, and little did I know, i was coming out of a relationship (i got dumped the same weekend). the song "Sunshine" I think is a beautiful number. It has similar overdubs like most all the songs have had on any everclear album. There's nothing wrong with adding extra guitars or using synth in any song. What I really noticed on this album, as a huge fan of part 2 of the American Movie duo, it seems to me that Art and the gang learned a lot about themselves as writers. If you liked "American Movie pt 2," "Overwhelming," "When It All Goes Wrong Again", and "Short Blonde Hair," you will definately enjoy this album. Most of the songs are just as cool and personal as those songs are.

the songs that realy stick out to me are "I Want to die a Beautiful Death" and "New York Times" ...there are two acoustic songs. "Chrysanthemum" is a very short, simple song similar to "THe Good Witch of the North" from American Movie pt 2. "Science Fiction" is the second acoustic song, and it is very much one of the greatest songs Everclear has ever done. It's just Art on guitar, with a very simple chord set-up, and some strings sythed.

If you're a pure fan, you will like this, but will insist on criticizing it because it isn't Sparkle and Fade. If you're a real fan, who likes hearing Everclear get more technical and more lyrically sound with every album, you will love this album as much, if not more than i do
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Am I Daydreaming? December 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Everclear certainly has progressed over the years; for better or worse. This is Everclear's sixth full length attempt, and it shows. We get an array of slick production, mixed with pop hooks and Alexakis-standard lyrics (which are excellent I might add). Now, if you are a Sparkle and Fade fan or World of Noise fan, there won't be much on this album for you, as this is a catch mix between Vol 1 and So Much for the Afterglow, except maybe Blackjack or Volvo Driving Soccer Mom.

The album starts off with a few catchy rock 'em tunes (Beautiful and Blackjack among those) and then heads off into a more light and winded middle (Chrysanthemum, TV Show, etc.), and finishes of with a few WELL DONE songs (NY Times). The album, however, seems to be building up to this climax or high point, and when it comes time to deliver; it never does. As well, Alexakis' songs do seem redundant and the same from earlier albums (Da da da da-da da da), and my favorite song on the album, 'White Noise' is the hidden track, one minute after the last song on the album.

This album is good, but not great, as Everclear seem to be stuck in a dreary, overproduced whirl that they can't seem to get out of. Alexakis as well seems a little winded, but there are the highlights (TV Show, Blackjack, Science Fiction, White Noise). If you remember the fiery, passionate Everclear that I do from the mid-90's, you probably agree that this is not their best attempt.

If you are getting into Everclear, get Fade or Afterglow, and if you are an Everclear fan, you might like it, you might not, but take it for what it's worth.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Everclear record ever. March 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
From hard punk rock of "World of Noise" and "Sparkle and Fade", to more catchy pop sounds of "So Much for the Afterglow" and "Learning How to Smile", to the witty and fun "Good Time For a Bad Attitude"..."Slow Motion Daydream" delivers it all. The first single, "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" may veer off some listeners for it's almost too playful sound w/ hysterical lyrics. In my opinion, that's the worst song on the album, but still great.
Every song on this album has a unique sound to it. From hard hitting guitar riffs of "Blackjack", "I Want to Die A Beautiful Death", and the hidden track title #12, to a more popular fan based sounding "How to Win Friends And Influence People", "The New York Times", and "Sunshine." "New Blue Champion" and "TV Show" are songs made to perfection that could easily outdo any song from "SMFTA". The whole album can be played all the way through w/o skipping through any songs (w/ the exception of "Chrysanthemum" which sort of acts like the intermission of the album).
If you are an everclear fan, this will obviously tell you that this is the best album by far. It has everything! About 8 or 9 songs are single material. Great music masterpieces of "Science Fiction" and "A Beautiful Life" are not to be out done as well. Those are quite frankly my 2 favorite tracks. The lyrics are so meaningful and may be the best everclear songs I have heard of musically.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Art !!! March 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Everclears "Slow Motion Daydream" is at least as powerful both musically and lyrically as any of the bands previous albums. In this album the raw energy and their "Stronger Than Dirt" sound is balanced with tastefully placed orchestral backings and some very nice acoustical work. The two immediatly notable songs, Volvo Drivin' Soccer Mom and New York Times are both already stuck in my head. The the rest of the album is fantastic with some interesting variations on a tried and true formula...... kickin rock. Very infectious!!! Nice job Art!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Everclear
Not one of there best. Volvo Driving Soccer Mom is what makes this c/d. The other songs are forgettable at best.
Published 6 months ago by Duane Snyder
4.0 out of 5 stars classic everclear
I'm an Everclear fan and this record is their usual fair. Love the upbeat "Beautiful Day" "Life is getting better" messages. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Courtney Salmon
2.0 out of 5 stars ONE good song. That's it. Everclear's losing it...
It's a totally guilty pleasure, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom."

It makes me laugh, it makes me sing, it makes me dance. Read more
Published on August 25, 2006 by M J Heilbron Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Why all the bad reviews?
I would concider myself a casual listener of Everclear's previous works. This being said; I do not understand the negative reviews ,on Amazon, of this album. Read more
Published on July 24, 2006 by J. Walkington
1.0 out of 5 stars ????
I think that this album by EC sucks BIG time!

I have been a fan of these guys since 1995...i have just recently picked up this album, and regret that i ever did. Read more
Published on May 15, 2006 by silverbull271
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Everclear CD
This cd is extra special to me since I received it for Christmas last year with Art's autograph on it! Read more
Published on October 13, 2004 by Tracy C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Too subtle for most listeners
This is a very political album that makes statements about the American character in a very underhanded and subtle way -- perhaps a bit too subtly for some folks, given the... Read more
Published on June 14, 2004 by E. L. Green
4.0 out of 5 stars The last album for Everclear
Everclear strikes again with their sixth and latest full length recording, Slow Motion Daydream. They've titled this one perfectly, as the whole CD seems to float by much like a... Read more
Published on April 30, 2004 by Lauren
4.0 out of 5 stars So much for originality
Maybe it's better to fade than to burn out, but Everclear isn't really doing either here - they're standing still. Read more
Published on February 20, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this one...
This is one of the better albums I have litened to of late. Each song has it's own, powerful vibe and uniqueness. Read more
Published on January 6, 2004 by Mike Bergin
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