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Sparkle And Fade

4.7 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews

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The Nirvana Revolution smashed opened the door for countless like-minded bands. Many were second-rate rip-offs, but Everclear was one deserving of the opportunity. Sure, the angst and crunchy post-punk riffs of Sparkle and Fade owe a debt to St. Kurt, but Art Alexakis's own outsider tales--sample titles include "Heroin Girl" and "You Make Me Feel like a Whore"--prove piercing in a woe-is-him sort of way. Featuring the swaggering, strangely euphoric "Santa Monica," itself one of the finer rock singles of '90's, Sparkle burns like a fresh wound. It's an exhilarating, if ultimately long-winded collection, far more accomplished than the band's hit-and-miss debut and not nearly as overtly radio-minded as it successor. --Neal Weiss
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 23, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002TTU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,503 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on February 6, 2000
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Ok, I fell in love with Everclear after hearing "Everything To Everyone" a few years ago and recently bought Sparkle And Fade. Wow... what can I say, this is the best CD I have ever heard. "Heartspark Dollarsign" is my favorite track, and "Nahalem" is one of those songs you love at once. And "Pale Green Stars" has a great chorus that sticks in your head. I have to say, buy this CD, you'll love it!
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"Sparkle and Fade" is the high point of Everclear's career and one of the very best (maybe THE best) albums of the '90s. It's full to bursting with amazing melodies and moving lyrics, and performed with blistering intensity. Not a word or note is misplaced. The only thing missing is the playfulness and experimentation of Everclear's later, more eclectic records-- this is straight-ahead, meat-and-potatoes rock. But it's so expertly written and played, so colorful and vital, it's hard to find any room for improvement. I can't recommend this album enough.
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I'm not much for hyperbole or exaggeration, but this cd is one of the best albums, in my mind, out there. "Sparkle and Fade" recounts the life of a former drug addict, poor and without hope, living a tragic life. The CD has a depressing overtone, but that does not consume it, or taint the music. It's both heartfelt and emotional, without being overbearingly so, and is an album in which the listener can feel the emotion through the music. Produced when grunge rock was popular, it is similar to the genre but wholly different. While songs such as "Heroin Girl" and "Electra Made Me Blind" are heavy and guitar driven, other songs, such as "Santa Monica" are slower paced and have a more mellow feel. This CD is nearly flawless, each track is a great song. The standouts, however are "Heroin Girl", a rage filled song about the death of a lover to heroin, "Queen of the Air", an emotional song about his mother's suicide, "Santa Monica", about leaving home for the West Coast, and the best of all is the classic "Summerland" a song about escaping his former life and starting anew. Overall, an outstanding album, and a must listen for anyone who is a fan of rock.
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I bought this album some years ago. Working in a record store meant that I heard many albums before the break-through single was released and they were climbing the charts, so for a summer, this was an undiscovered gem that I played daily. Then, 'Santa Monica' came out, and the rest is history. Though later albums by the band were seemingly crafted to be radio hits, this one was raw, volatile, and unrelenting.
With a certain Pacific Northwest chic, Everclear rips through the archetypical rock topics of sex, drugs, and desperation, the band lays down thick grunge riffs without slipping into hardcore mode; as a result the record retains a certain approachability- think of the pop they later embraced minus the sell-out factor.
In other words, it's loud enough to make you want to jump in the pit, but catchy enough for people who usually prefer something a little more tame to keep on this list of albums to rock out to.
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"So Much for the Afterglow" is a great album but, "Sparkle and Fade" is stellar! Anyone that has ever felt "lost" or "mixed up" will connect with this album. Art has the uncanny ability to capture gritty, everyday moments and portray them with an angry and intelligent honesty. This is not relaxation music, nor is it music for those who like to keep their rose colored glasses on. "Sparkle and Fade" is intense and it resonates long after the music is over. "Summerland" and "Strawberry Burns" are two of my favorites on the album. Art is not a great singer, but he is a masterful story-teller and his raw vocal style only enhances the effect.
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I bought this CD after hearing "Santa Monica" on the radio back in 1995. I think this is a great CD, "Santa Monica", "Summerland" and "The Twistinside" are my favorite songs. I couldn't wait for their next release, I found "So Much For The Afterglow" to be just as awesome. Everclear puts a lot of feeling in their songs and these boys can rock! I can't wait for their next CD to be released, I'm definately adding it to my collection.
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This album is so rad. It never fails to make me feel alive. The best song on it I think is "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore." It's an essential 90's CD from an essential 90's band.
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What's the deal you guys? Everyone seems to rank this album for it's "cheesy" light songs or sounding alike. I personally think this album is way better than SMFTA, just because it isn't as commercial, and it's more creative. It has some great pure rock hits (Santa Monica, You Make Me Feel Like a Whore, Summerland, Heartspark Dollarsign, Electra Made Me Blind) but it also has a nice mix of softer songs that you have to appreciate (Strawberry, Pale Green Stars, My Sexual Life). This album put Everclear on the map for a reason, and SMFTA was reassurance, but if you want the REAL Everclear, not the commercialized Everclear, GET THIS ALBUM! You will thank me! Get World of Noise also.
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