David Browne
October 10, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

So Much for the Afterglow

type
Music
Current Status
In Season

We gave it a C+

Shirking alt-rock convention, Everclear leader Art Alexakis isn’t afraid of success, and you can hear it in the anthemic power-chord blasts that dominate his band’s third album. But neither the punch of the title track nor the grown-up touches (strings, surfer harmonies, roots-rock banjo, song about daddy) can disguise the fact that Alexakis has an average, logy voice and Everclear have no real distinguishing features. C+

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