Ten Years Gone The Best Of Everclear 1994-2004

October 5, 2004 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 5, 2004
  • Release Date: October 5, 2004
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Copyright: This compilation (C) 2004 Capitol Records, Inc.. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction is a violation of applicable laws. Manufactured by Capitol Records, Inc., 1750 North Vine Street, Holly
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  • Total Length: 1:16:10
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  • ASIN: B000TERM4E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,311 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

One of the best bands of the late 90's.
D Donald Snyder
I like the words to this song and how well they go with the music.
Forrest
Its great to have all my favorite Everclear songs on one disc!
Tracy C.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By M J Heilbron Jr. VINE VOICE on October 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
There most definitely is an Everclear sound. They are instantly recognizable, and that is a good thing. Alexakis and company, while maturing over the years, have created alternating harrowing ("Wonderful") and humorous ("Volvo Driving Soccer Mom") tunes that have the same song structure, production quality, etc.

They only use, like, five notes. Honestly, Art's vocal range is minimal. His melodies are all variations on a theme, but who cares? Spread over several albums it might get weary, but by cherry-picking the most irresistible cuts, it presents a defining picture of a very cool band.

Even the guitar playing. Dum, dum, dum, da-da-dum, dum. That rhythm is found in every bass line or rhythm guitar in their canon, it seems. But again, who cares? These guys make it work, and work well.

So, the CD will in essence blow away the casual fan, yet as expected, frustrate the more serious fan who may be more familiar with the entire body of their work. The essential tracks are here, and presenting them this way does emphasize their similarity, but doesn't take away from their greatness.

Opening with "Wonderful", and it's painful observation of divorce, is brilliant. Then the hits come fast and furious, with "Santa Monica", "Everything to Everyone" and the joyous "AM Radio". "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" is a hoot. "I Will Buy You A New Life" continues the Everclear sonic hit parade.

Then I began to lose interest. It became easy to skip a track ot two. The album is front-loaded with the big tunes. The second half of the album loses consistency, but it did give me a taste of some other aspects of Everclear's career.

Overall, I think it's the perfect album for a casual Everclear fan.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Forrest on January 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Everclear's Best Of is a great CD for anyone to own.

This is a great Everclear best of CD. I am glad there are 21 songs and that it is almost 80 minutes long. There are 2 b-sides on here called Local God (from the Romeo And Juliet soundtrack) and The Boys Are Back In Town (a Thin Lizzy cover that was originally a hit off of the Detroit Rock City soundtrack). There are also 2 new songs on here that were originally recorded during Everclear's recording sessions for their previous CD Slow Motion Daydream. The new songs are called Sex With A Movie Star (The Good Witch Gone Bad) and The New Disease.

The songs and what I think of them is the following:

#01. Wonderful - This is a great pop sounding song from them. It is a big hit too. This is a great song to listen to when you are in a good mood. Even though the lyrics sound happy, they are not.

#02. Santa Monica - This is a great rock song from them with a great beat and great words. This is this first big hit and the song that made them famous.

#03. Everything To Everyone - This is another good rock song that was a big hit. This was followed by other hit songs that broke them into the mainstream music concious.

#04. AM Radio - This is another big hit with a 70's feel to it. It surprised me by how popular it became. This is not a favorite of mine off of here, but I like it. It is a necessity for this CD.

#05. Volvo Driving Soccer Mom - I like this song a lot. It was a hit but not a big one. This song did not help their CD Slow Motion Daydream sell well because not many people liked this song I guess or that album.

#06. I Will Buy You A New Life - This song was a huge hit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ebony on June 25, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have a couple of great Everclear songs on some mixed CD's and movie soundtracks, but I never really connected them together as being from the same group. I went on a bus trip to Hershey Park and they were having a concert, so I thought, hey why not? I've heard of them and I know I like a couple of their songs.

Boy am I happy I went. The concert was fantastic! Song after song was just better and better. Where had this band been my whole life? The group even signed autographs, shook hands and took pictures with the fans afterwards. How many people have a photo of themselves with Art in their cell phone? I was surprised at how star-struck I was, but I had never met a famous person before. I immediately bought two of their albums, including this one.

I am now obsessed with this CD and wish I could buy a copy for everyone I know. What a fantastic collection of songs from a very under-rated group. Art has the most wonderful voice, and coming from a background of loving groups like Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Oasis, and Stained, I really wish I had discovered how amazingly talented Everclear is earlier. I could have been listening to this CD for the past 4 years.

Although I truly love all songs on "Ten Years Gone", my favorite is "Wonderful" and I find myself humming or singing it all day long. Fantastic album!!! One of the best I've heard. I just hope their concern tour brings them to the Baltimore/DC area soon!!!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H3@+h on April 4, 2005
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Unlike some other people, I find this "Best Of" to be perfect. Mostly because I always liked them when I heard them, but not enough to buy an album, so "Ten Years Gone" was made for me. This is also packed full of 21 songs, the more popular ones being "Wonderful", "Santa Monica", "AM Radio", and "I Will Buy You A New Life". Plus the excellent "Father Of Mine", which unfortunately many relate to, and 2 good covers of "The Boys Are Back In Town" and "Brown Eyed Girl". Most of what I didn't know I like now also. This collection should easily please most, but it probably won't be "Everything To Everyone".
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