Review: Everclear – Santa Monica (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Everclear – Santa Monica.

This track was released in 1995 on the album Sparkle and Fade.

The track starts with a more acoustic guitar. The vocals then come in to start the verse. A drum kit joins the track. An additional guitar makes a brief appearance.

From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus as the guitars take a bit more prominence in the track. After that, the guitars take the track into a brief instrumental section.

After that, the vocals take the track into the next verse. An additional guitar makes a brief appearance. After that, the vocals take the track into another round in the main chorus. The main chorus is then repeated. The vocals extend the main chorus. After that, the lead guitars lead the track out with a drum hit ending the track.

At first, I thought the guitars sound pretty good. After a while, I realized that they are basically repeating the same short melody over and over again throughout the entire track. There are slight variation for brief moments, but they always quickly refrain back to the original loop. As a result, I actually got bored of the guitars.

Meanwhile, the vocals are decent enough, thought the lyrics are pretty skimpy. The lyrics are largely the main chorus repeated a number of times. There are verses, but they are few and short in the end.

Overall, this is a track that could have been better. The guitars are left on auto pilot for a majority of the track, repeating the same loop over and over again. The lyrics are pretty skimpy, but the vocals are decent enough. So, a pretty average track at the end of the day.


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