Welcome To The Drama Club

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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. JasonS
    Oct 7, 2006
    6
    While "Hater" is a desperate attempt to get back on the radio despite its catchiness, the rest of the album finds Art Alexakis exhibiting the same earnestness that gives even his most uninspired compositions an emotional gravity akin to his previous efforts. The absence of his previous bandmates have virtually no effect.
  2. Dan
    Sep 18, 2006
    9
    This album prooves that Art alexakis always was and always will be everclear. With this album he keeps the everclear sound, catchy hooks, and memerable lyrics but adds something everclear had been laking in the past, musical talent.
  3. mikew
    Jan 22, 2007
    10
    Outstanding album - it really grows on you with every listen and include some absolutely fantastic songs including Glorious, Portland Rain and Your Arizona Room. Everclear have chopped and changed their line-up, moved their sound further down the road from their grunge roots to a more soulful place, and Art Alexakis' song writing has evolved. At the heart of this new labum, and this Outstanding album - it really grows on you with every listen and include some absolutely fantastic songs including Glorious, Portland Rain and Your Arizona Room. Everclear have chopped and changed their line-up, moved their sound further down the road from their grunge roots to a more soulful place, and Art Alexakis' song writing has evolved. At the heart of this new labum, and this new everclear beats the same old tortured soul though, and this is one of everclears best albums to date! Expand
  4. RyanH
    Jan 2, 2007
    1
    This Album is the worst album of 2006. With catchy intros that disappoint you into crappy power chord songs, that do not have the usual everclear fun to it, no song really delivers anything that could come close to a good song, other than a beautiful dream. Everclear has had many solid albums, and to date I have enjoyed all of them, but this album is garbage.
  5. AlfieH
    Feb 10, 2007
    10
    Man! Everclear are awesome again! It looked a bit hit or miss after Slow Motion Daydream, but this is great. As usual the critics dont get it i see - this bands lyrics are superb, the music is great and the lead guys voice is one of the best around... check it out at their myspace page!
  6. MikeW
    Dec 13, 2006
    10
    This is a brilliant album, and a return to form for Everclear (well Art Alexakis anyway). Back with a new band the sound has evolved to include more of a blues influence. Art has mellowed a little, grown wiser and delivered some great lyrics and some of his best vocals. As per Everclear's best albums it is cohesive yet varied. Stand out tracks include catchy pop numbers Shine, Hater This is a brilliant album, and a return to form for Everclear (well Art Alexakis anyway). Back with a new band the sound has evolved to include more of a blues influence. Art has mellowed a little, grown wiser and delivered some great lyrics and some of his best vocals. As per Everclear's best albums it is cohesive yet varied. Stand out tracks include catchy pop numbers Shine, Hater and The Drama King, the beautiful Glorious and Your Arizona Room, and the dark and sexy Portland Rain. The bonus track is also excellent. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 12, 2006
    7
    Heard it on VH1. Not all great (no bells!) but some good songs. Much better than I expected after everyone left but Art.
  8. NoahDog
    Sep 15, 2006
    7
    The album isn't all killer, but there are a few worthy tracks, hater, the drama king, a shameless use of charm all super catchy. none of everclear's album's have totally captivated me from cover to cover, and this one is no different, but the good tracks have a way of sticking with you. art alexakis knows how to write a catchy hook
  9. MattD.
    Sep 19, 2006
    8
    It's pretty much the same Everclear sound, so if you liked them before, buy the album.
  10. ValerieC
    Sep 21, 2006
    10
    I love this Album!!! My favorite used to be So Much for the Afterglow but I think this is going to replace it. Alexakis finally has some real talent to back up his awesome song writing. Glad they're back, it's about time for some real rock n'roll:)
  11. RobC
    Nov 19, 2006
    9
    This is Everlear (Art A), they're always the same angry and sad people. We love them.
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Welcome to the Drama Club shows that he’s still got plenty of catchy hooks left.
  2. This is an album of mostly good songs by a mostly good band.
  3. Rolling Stone
    40
    Seemingly every track... contains nothing but raw bile toward those who have wronged Alexakis. [21 Sep 2006, p.88]