Songs From An American Movie Vol. 1 - Learning How review by Everclear

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  • Released: Jul 11, 2000
  • Overall Impression: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 6 Neat
  • Users' score: 9.8 (6 votes)
Everclear: Songs From An American Movie Vol. 1 - Learning How

Overall Impression — 6
What's Happened To Everclear? Learning How To Smile (LHTS) is by far the worst record Everclear has ever made. Now don't get me wrong. I love Everclear and I love the record. But what a disapointment when I put the CD on and All i hear for 45 min. is pop sounding knock-off junk. I was expecting another Santa Monica or Father Of Mine. But instead I hear banjoes, mandolins, strings, horns and ukalale's. But I guess you can credit the soft pop sound to the roots of how this record came to be. Frontman of Everclear (Art Alexakis) wanted to make a solo record. But instead ended up playing it for the other members and they made it into an everclear record. But I will give this to Everclear. They're alot more instrumentaly experimental now. The past 2 records have been guitars and drums and keyboards. Now they're experimenting so good for them.

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    worst review ever, this is a brilliant album where they just tune the music down a bit, they still have rock songs in am radio but its mixed up with beautiful tunes like wonderful or song from an american movie