This really is a 5 star album, but I dropped it one star because, well, a little too much hype so I was hoping for something a little more... loud and angry.
Everclear has always been great at doing really loud and fst paced song about what's wrong with the world and their lives. I absolutely loved all of their CDs ...until Vol. 1, which I didn't like. not only because it was painfully slow and undistorted, but also because it wasn't as melodic as even their loudest songs managed to be.
On to Vol. 2. This was supposed to be their loudest and hardest- rocking CD ever- even the bad said so. So the day it came out, I rushed out and bought it and ran to put it in my CD player. I had at that point never heard When it all goes wrong again, so I played that, and it rocked, but the second one I didn't like that much. I still don't, although I find myself playing it on the guitar sometiems. Oh well. the third one is cool, but by that point I was waiting for something to really kick ...like their first CD. The only two that came close were "Rockstar" and "All F**ked up"
So in short, this CD is great, but if you want to hear Everclear really rocking, check out "world of noise" or "sparkle and fade."
As for good songs on this CD- Rockstar, Short Blonde Hair, Out of my Depth, All F**ked up, and song from an american movie Pt. 2. Overwhelming is kinda cool too, but a little too studio-perfected.
P.S., Every one of these songs starts out boring befoe it gets cool. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! Arg, it's annoying!!! I just skip the fist 40 seconds on each one.