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Welcome to the Drama Club

EverclearAudio CD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 12, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Eleven Seven Music
  • ASIN: B000H7J9YY
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,461 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the most dominant bands of the '90s is back. Fueled by the powerful songwriting of Art Alexakis, the single "Hater" is a return to the sound that scored Everclear several multi-platinum hits on alternative rock and MTV, including mainstays like "Santa Monica", "Father Of Mine", "Everything To Everyone", "I Will Buy You A New Life", and "Wonderful". "Art Alexakis is one of the only rock stars around with anything to say about real life" - Rolling Stone.

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"Art Alexakis is one of the only rock stars around with anything to say about real life" -- Rolling Stone

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Don't Understand The Negative Reviews September 13, 2006
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A lot has changed for Art Alexakis since the last time Everclear released a full length album in 2003. He has declared bankruptcy, divorced for the 3rd time, and Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund, his bandmates for 11 years left to do other projects, all within a year. Take that into consideration when listening to the album.

He has since rebanded with 4 new members including a keyboardist to form a more "mellower" Everclear sound similar to the Everclear of old, but different. That's due in part to the keyboards and the workmanship of the new members of the band.

Most of the album was recorded from live takes with everyone in the studio, something that hasn't been heard from Everclear in several years. The album has a lush sound similar to So Much For The Afterglow, but without the sweet production.

The album deals with Art Alexakis' realization of his sex addiction, his wrongdoings, and is a journal of his life from the past few years. That is something you can easily hear from songs like 'Now', 'Broken', 'The Drama King', and 'Shine'.

I really enjoyed this album, and have to say this album is a huge improvement over 'Slow Motion Daydream', which I hate. I really enjoy songs like 'Taste of Hell', 'Portland Rain', 'Now', and 'A Shameless Use of Charm' which sound like the typical Everclear song but definately have a new element in them that is interesting. 'A Shameless Use of Charm' sounds like a Ben Folds song, and 'Portland Rain' has a 'Maroon 5-ish' pop vibe going on, which is actually worth listening to and has some of the best guitar work on an Everclear related album in years.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everclear reboots, but Art's still stuck in a lyrical rut September 18, 2006
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The last few years have been rough on Everclear. The band's sixth album, 2003's "Slow Motion Daydream," was an artistic and commercial disappointment. Conflict between singer/guitarist Art Alexakis and bassist Craig Montoya over the band's musical direction resulted in Montoya's departure (leaving Alexakis as Everclear's only original member), along with longtime drummer Greg Eklund. A career retrospective disc ended the band's relationship with Capitol Records. Alexakis suffered a divorce and bankruptcy. Most fans probably assumed they'd heard the last of the band, but Art Alexakis is back in 2006 with an entirely new five-piece Everclear, a new record label, and a new album, "Welcome to the Drama Club."

Musically, the news is mostly good. Fans may miss the signature style of the Montoya/Eklund rhythm section, but the larger, more keyboard-driven band fleshes out the sound nicely. "Drama Club" mostly avoids Everclear's usual wall of electric guitars, favoring a mellower style akin to 2000's "Songs from an American Movie, Vol. One." Art Alexakis turns in his catchiest set of tunes in a while, stumbling only on a couple of misguided attempts to sound funky ("Shine," "Taste of Hell," and a head-scratchingly awful rap hidden after the last track). As usual, fans will spot playful allusions to past Everclear songs ("Under the Western Stars"' bridge recalls "When It All Goes Wrong Again," and "The Drama King" quotes the guitar intro from "Father of Mine"). After a few listens, "Broken," "Under the Western Stars," and "Your Arizona Room" will lodge themselves in your head alongside all the older Everclear classics.

Lyrically, however, Art disappoints.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be a Hater September 12, 2006
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Yes, this cd is recieving some negative reviews and sure some people do not like the fact that two of the original three members are no longer with the band, but you have to remember that "Everclear was and always has been Art Alexakis, it was his passion and drive that got Everclear to fame in the nineties, and so now he forms a new band and calls it Everclear, again they still sound like the same guys that changed my life in the mid-nineties. I love everclear I can honestly says this, Art's Music means so much to me and it has gotten me through some really tough times, and although this cd might not be as technically perfect as the other boy band rock bands out today, you can still feel Art's love and passion come through and hopefully some 17 year old kid will hear this record like I did and it will change their life also.

So I say thank you Art for not giving up, and regardless of the reasons I appreciate the effort and am glad to have the new record, because I have liked artist in the past only to have them disappear, and it kills me not to have them anymore. So do not buy the hate, instead buy the album and remember what it is like to be young and have passion for life because that is what it is all about.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it when you call me baby, baby February 3, 2007
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I first heard "Hater" around June or July of last year and couldn't wait for the rest of the album to be released. I have to say that I was and still am a little bit disappointed in "Hater" and agree with some who say that it is the weakest track on the album. But, it still has a great point and some amazing lyrics. Of course this is NOT the old Everclear, duh, it has new members so therefore a NEW sound. You cannot have success without change, and frankly, I think this change is for the better. Everclear has grown up, I believe. It is less teenage rock and more mid-life rock about having children, disappointment, and divorce. Tracks like Portland Rain and Your Arizona Room are my favorite. They are sad yet so incredibly meaningful, it's Art singing your life. This album is refreshing and truly a new, respectable sound for the band and for all that so called music that's out there now. This isn't something you'll hear churned out on the airwaves and that's why I've always stuck with Everclear, three or five. If you want OLD SCHOOL Everclear, listen to Colorfinger and stay in the nineties. "Welcome to the Drama Club" is music for today and tomorrow.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Everclear
I love Everclear. With a new line up still the same singer and song writer. They have never put out a bad c/d. One of there best. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Duane Snyder
4.0 out of 5 stars Drama
More drama for your mama. Nice Everclear sound that I know and Love. Some found "Haters" annoying, but it's catchy to me and I loved the video.
Published 6 months ago by Courtney Salmon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Job
A+ I'm very happy with the price and amount of time this took to reach me. I would buy again.
Published 22 months ago by Jessica
4.0 out of 5 stars some good songs
Album has some good songs on it. Usual Everclear - catchy, tuneful and some dark themes explored in a poppy way. Good album, worth the buy.
Published on September 29, 2012 by rcwmmm
4.0 out of 5 stars Everclear's last decent album
There are an awful lot of negative reviews, so here's my positive one. I for the most part enjoyed this CD. Read more
Published on December 15, 2011 by Shane K.
2.0 out of 5 stars This is not Everclear
You could tell with the last release with the original members that Everclears creativity was being replaced with a commercial bridge and everything else as well. Read more
Published on April 20, 2010 by pfausette
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Everclear Recording
This is a consistently fine album. This album must have bern under promoted. If you like Everclear, I can't see how you wouln't enjoy this one 'cover to cover'.
Published on August 6, 2009 by JCF
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Classic
This is yet another classic everclear album. Even though you can tell his voice has changed a little it doesn't take away from there sound. Its very raw and in your face. Read more
Published on May 29, 2008 by Mark Ski
2.0 out of 5 stars Lackluster Effort
Following the renewed and applaudable effort of Slow Motion Daydream, Welcome to the Drama Club leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Read more
Published on January 25, 2008 by terrible_towling
5.0 out of 5 stars Everclear. You CAN'T miss it...How did you anyway?
Everclear came out with an album last year and I bet you didn't even hear about it. Titled "Welcome to the Drama Club", Everclear released the album on their own label and have... Read more
Published on November 14, 2007 by T. Anderson
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It's not about Hater.
Well I like what I've listened to so far from this album but I do so miss the harder days of Everclear. World of Noise is still my favorite Everclear album and I feel each subsequent album is a little worse (mainly cause they've gotten so much softer each album), but still not bad.
Sep 12, 2006 by Michael C. Engelbart |  See all 3 posts
THE SINGLE "HATER"
"VOLVO DRIVING SOCCER MOM" WAS A GOOD, FUNNY SONG. WHY DO YOU TYPE IN BLOCK CAPITALS?
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