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Jimmy Eat World: ClarityClarity (1999)
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Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: RockRock
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Actually I feel quite weird writing this review for an album that came out in 95. The fact is you may have heard of Jimmy Eat World, but if you haven't heard of their release called "Clarity" then I do have a hard time understanding that you have heard Jimmy Eat World. This album is by far th.
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Actually I feel quite weird writing this review for an album that came out in 95. The fact is you may have heard of Jimmy Eat World, but if you haven't heard of their release called "Clarity" then I do have a hard time understanding that you have heard Jimmy Eat World. This album is by far the best put out by one of the most creative bands. They play with a different style than most bands out there. Wheather you would call it "emo," "power pop," or metal, (for you metal heads) I call it sheer genius nothing short of one of the best albums of all time.

This record also holds probably one of the best songs ever! It's called "Your new Aesthetic." If you have never heard this song, I suggest you pull up your music program and download this right now. This song hits every mark with the vocals keeping your attention while the music seems to almost drowned away your thoughts. Other mentionable songs include: "Lucky Denver Mint," "Crush," and "Clarity."

This cd blows all of Jimmy Eat Worlds releases out of the water, leaving nothing behind. Tired of all the sell out pussy bands? Tired of the music that all sounds the same? If you are then what the hell are you waiting for? Go and get a band that will make you want to trash your other shit cds!

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
nocomply (November 18, 2011)

Does a 5 star score on this record make me a sap? Or I guess the better question is... do I care?

hobbitcore (October 27, 2009)

are you high? 1995? this was released in 99

CBSrocksteady (March 20, 2008)

one of the greatest albums of all time period

pinkerton (December 18, 2006)

great album. your review is wonderful.

logan (May 14, 2006)

yes sir.

thatswack (January 7, 2005)

This is a beautiful album, not "it's beautifully good", it sounds beautiful. This was my first JEW album, and still my favorite. Amazing, these guys know how to write a song.

AlienF (June 20, 2004)

I can never describe with words how great this album is and what genre it is. I can't say they are "emo" (although all kinds of art are supposed to be emotional) because I consider the genre as "emocore". Whatever it is, Clarity is the best Jimmy Eat World album, and also one of the best albums of I-don't-know-what time (because it's timeless). My absolute favourite is a tie between "Your New Aestethics" and "Just Watch the Fireworks".

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

"Oh yes, "Punk", by definition, is whatever I'm listening to at any point in the day, so fuck all of you (excluding the intlelligent few). Jimmy Eat World is talented, and they write really good songs, but I've never listened to enough of them to call them a good band. Too damn sappy for me. They need to speed it up a bit.- fathead"

yes, a few people are intlelligent, most of us are intelligent. this cd rocks.

Anonymous (August 25, 2002)

I agree. Nothing from this genre even comes close. If I could only take one CD from the last 5 years It would be between this and 'The Stereo - Rewind & Record.'

Anonymous (April 1, 2002)

Great Album. One of the bests of all time. Best songs are (in my opinion) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13. My favorites are 'Just Watch the Fireworks' and 'For me This is Heaven.'

If I ever cease to love this disk, then I think I will be just another freek naked fingering a dead scorpio
-flint

Anonymous (February 10, 2002)

Umm... I don't think you should be rating this album if you don't like emo, dude. There are some reviews here that said it's sappy. It's frickin EMO! It's a great album, tho, and I agree, Your New Asthetic is the best song on it.

Anonymous (October 21, 2001)

i agree.

Anonymous (October 21, 2001)

It rocks. period

Rock (October 20, 2001)

No man you dont... Oh wait yes yes they do

Rock (October 20, 2001)

No man you dont... Oh wait yes yes they are

coldjuly (October 20, 2001)

Titties and twats rule!!!

Rock (October 19, 2001)

I never said it was metal you dumbass. I said some people have considered it that Im just restating what someone else said. So get your shit right. Oh by the way static prevails doesnt even touch this album!!

Rock (October 19, 2001)

I never said it was metal you dumb ass. I said some people have considered it that Im just restating what someone else said. So get your shit right. Oh by the way static prevails doesnt even touch this album!!

Anonymous (October 19, 2001)

You people rae re-re's Clarity was cut in 98, released in 99 on Capitol Records after their best album, Static Prevails. Jimmy is truly the best rock and roill band out htere today. nowhere in ANY oif their songs does the word metal come to mind. Dude you suck. www.abhor.org

Rock (October 19, 2001)

There is no way that bleed american is better than clarity sorry its not possible!!

sickboi (October 19, 2001)

Titties and twats, awesome, Fathead, you never cease to amuse me.

Anonymous (October 19, 2001)

don't you all have anything better to do than talk shit about me. You'ld think it's up for an olympic sport or something. Sorry to disappoint all you "faggots" out there, but I like titties and twats.

Oh yes, "Punk", by definition, is whatever I'm listening to at any point in the day, so fuck all of you (excluding the intlelligent few). Jimmy Eat World is talented, and they write really good songs, but I've never listened to enough of them to call them a good band. Too damn sappy for me. They need to speed it up a bit.- fathead

sickboi (October 19, 2001)

The reason I dislike this album is not because I have a "punk status-quo", I just think this band is overrated. Bleed American is a decent album, but thats as far as I go. Clarity is too emo-ish for my likings.

Anonymous (October 19, 2001)

I think fathead is a douchebag,but thats just me. I'm not sure if he is a "fagot" though, not quite sure what his sexuality would have to do with anything.

MusicIsMyLife (October 18, 2001)

This review blows. This album, however, is pure genius. In a time of Britney Spears and O-town, it's such a comfort to be able to put on this cd and know that someone out there is still coming up with truly beautiful music. BUY THIS DAMN ALBUM.

Allison

P.S. Instructions to all you stupid "punker-than-thou" pricks that say this album is horrible: go shove one of your "hardcore punk" cds up your ass.

Rock (October 18, 2001)

A few things
-it was realeased in 99 (sorry about that)
-but i am pretty sure it was released by uni/dreamwork. thats what it said at cdnow. anyway sorry if thats wrong
-to the guy about "goodbye sky harbor"
It is in fact a very good song its just 12 minutes of the song is instramental which i dont like but it is up there dont know how i missed it.

Anonymous (October 18, 2001)

Fairly poor review. But I think that's been established already.

Did none of you buy this on vinyl?

Because the vinly version was released on Big Wheel Rec.

But I guess if you bought it on vinyl, you couldn't say "it's a good disc"?!
-Jeff

adam (October 18, 2001)

This was submitted to us as news:

Subject: fagot punkers
Message: hey man!!!uu site is fucking awsome u got all the latest review and shit!!!!but one thing pisses me off when u put review in of jimmy eats world they aint even punk!!!like all these fagots who think they are punks and are just alternative shit!!i hate people who listen to one bands album and think their shit.its punknews.org write about punk!!!!oh ya and tell fathead he is a fucking fagot!ARCHIE!...I wouldnt worry yourself too much Fathead, your Ok in my books.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

It may be 99 on capitol....this is a dreamworks re-release...it just came out.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

"I call it sheer genius nothing short of one of the best albums of all time."

No. I mean, I know its all opinion, and I love JEW, but come on. This is no where near "one of the best albums of all time". Its not even in the same ballpark. Bleed American is a better record than this, and I even prefer the Singles collection.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

Hum, i never heard anything about Dreamworks rereleasing it...but goddamn is this a good album...i bought it in 99 and never got into it until about a year later...so many layers of sound in this thing...you'll always hear something new in clarity....every song fucking rocks in some way (even the slow ones end up rocking) and "Clarity" is one of the best indy rock type songs around...i guess if you're a fan of Rival Schools and you haven't heard this, don't even bother downloading it, just buy it...

Jimi

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

scott:

while you were right about the release date for this album being wrong, you were wrong for correcting "rock" about the label: in 1999, yes, "clarity" WAS indeed released on capitol; HOWEVER, uni/dreamworks RE-RELEASED it earlier this year, i believe. i just thought i'd let you know...

sickboi (October 17, 2001)

Personally, not a fav of mine. Don't fuck with JEW around Scott, he'll kill you.

booker_pee (October 17, 2001)

Yeah, nobody's perfect, but he's right. This review blows donkey. And if you don't even know what label it came out on (let alone what year) what business do you have telling other people anything about it?

coldjuly (October 17, 2001)

Damn Scott, nobody's perfect.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

hi. that was an ok review i guess, but (not to be a prick) aren't you forgetting 'good bye sky harbor'? that is in my opinion one of the best songs ever recorded, its length and musical style certainly distinguish it as one of the most unique and vibrant songs on the record.

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

I still think a better name would be Sappy Eat Shit, but that's just me. I do like 'For Me This Is Heaven' though. It's good for a change of pace once a year.- fathead

Anonymous (October 17, 2001)

A few things:
This came out in 99, not 95.
This is on Capitol, not UNI/DREAMWORKS.
This is a pretty shitty review. Look for mine coming soon.
-Scott

coldjuly (October 17, 2001)

Man this album is Jimmys' worst "static prevails" is pretty good and so is the singles collection..but I dont understand all the hype about them right now...They're ok to listen to, just not long periods of time.

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