Sound — 10
Jimmy eat world's second full-length album after their self titled album is probaly the best one ever. In this album, the band have used Alternative and emo rock as well as normal rock. Although not one of the genres of the album, there is some pop-punk used in songs such as Crush. This album is something to listen to when you are excited, sad, angry or just wanting to sleep. This is what forms the Emo genre of the album! The balladry is high in this album, and is used in songs such as A sunday, 12.23.95 and Just you watch the fireworks. Emotion is very high in songs such as Crush, Clarity (the title track), Ten and Believe in what you want.
Lyrics — 9
This album probaly has the best lyrics in any Jimmy eat world album. They are easier to remember than a lot of other albums, as they are repeated quite a lot. In some cases, being repetitive does not make an annoying song, and this is one of them. Songs that include lyrics stressed enough to help people learn them include Ten, Table for glasses, Lucky denver mint, blister and A sunday. The singer, Jimmy Atkins, is not terrible. One of his bad points is he holds on some of the lyrics too long and it eventually gets annoying, this mainly happens in Table for glasses and blister.
Overall Impression — 9
Clarity does compare to Comfort in sound (feeder) in the sense it has soft ballads and a keyboard playing. The non-comparable side is the fact that there is also guitars playing along with the keyboards. The most impressive songs from the album are Your new anesthetic, Crush, Ten, For me this is heaven and the title track of the album. I would get this album again if it was stolen or lost.