A.V. Club's "Least Essential Albums of 2009" Right on the Money
Yes, that is Billy Bob Thornton's band. No, we didn't need to hear their latest album.
I have nothing at all against their number one pick, Everclear'sIn A Different Light
. Art Alexakis, lead singer and only original member of the band, has since retooled things and turned the once formidable alternative rock band into a pathetic covers band. Gone are the glory days of "Santa Monica" and
-- they have been replaced with unimaginative cover songs. What makesIn A Different Light
so awesomely bad is that the album is full of covers of Everclear songs. If the sentence, "The latest Everclear album features covers of Everclear songs" isn't the most asinine and ridiculous sentence you hear today, then good for you. Oh well, Alexakis is apparently content covering his own songs atglorified Scottsdale beer festivals
. Rock on, pal.
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