Review: Jimmy Eat World – Lucky Denver Mint (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Jimmy Eat World – Lucky Denver Mint.

This track was released in 1999 on the album Clarity.

The track starts off with a drum kit solo. Guitars then enter the track followed shortly by the vocals which starts things off with a verse. Shortly after that, the vocals take the track into the main chorus.

The guitars then drop back a bit before the vocals return for a verse. There is a subtle backup vocal here as well. From there, the vocals take the track back into the main chorus. This is capped off with an instrumental section with small bits of vocals.

After a brief drum roll, the vocals take the track back to the main chorus. The track then drops back and the drum kit largely takes over. Various forms of filtering are applied to the drum kit. High hats have a boost in resonance and the snares seem to have an equalization filter applied to it. After a bit of this, the track then ends.

Generally speaking, the main chorus sounds pretty good. There’s no real one thing that stands out, but the track does come together nicely.

The guitars sound pretty good overall. Nothing really to complain about there.

Meanwhile, the drum kit works pretty well. It really helps the track transition from section to section and adds to the track nicely.

Finally, the vocals work reasonably well. I’m not entirely sold on all of the backup vocals, but some work well.

The only real problem I have with this track is that there is nothing that really elevates the track to being something truly exciting. It ticks all the boxes for what makes a pretty good track, but there’s not much there that makes this a great or fantastic track.

Still, that’s not to say that this is a bad track by any means. It certainly has a fair bit going for it. The guitars, drum kit, vocals, and the main chorus are all pluses here. It’s a pleasant track to listen to and an overall solid one to listen to.


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