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  • Summary: Everclear leader Art Alexakis produced the band's first studio disc in three years, which finds him backed by four new band members and without a major-label contract.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
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  1. Welcome to the Drama Club shows that he’s still got plenty of catchy hooks left.
  2. His hooks are still heavy and melodic, which makes Welcome to the Drama Club easy to listen to, even if it is too tidy.
  3. 60
    He's relying on the same sad melodies. And they're still quite effective. [Oct 2006, p.96]
  4. Most the tracks don't linger long after an initial spin or two.
  5. This is an album of mostly good songs by a mostly good band.
  6. 40
    He's done it before, and better. [Oct 2006, p.135]
  7. Seemingly every track... contains nothing but raw bile toward those who have wronged Alexakis. [21 Sep 2006, p.88]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 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 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. Collapse
  2. 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 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
  3. 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 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! Expand
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. MattD.
    Sep 19, 2006
    8
    It's pretty much the same Everclear sound, so if you liked them before, buy the album.
  6. 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 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 Expand
  7. 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 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. Expand

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