Most people who like everclear either got hooked with their sophmore album "sparkle and fade" or the next one "So much for the afterglow." Sparkle is a punk rockin' album with some really deep lyrics. Afterglow is a bit more "adult contemporary", a bit more mainstream.
For fans of Sparkle, "World of Noise" is an essential look back at Everclear's punk rock roots. The album is less polished than Sparkle. Everclear keeps it simple: guitar, bass, drums, vocals. No synthesizers, no string quartets, no piano, no ukulele (thank god!)
The best two songs on the album demonstrate the range Everclear is capable of with just guitar,bass, and drums. First, "fire maple song" is a poignant acoustic/electric song that starts slow and drives home hard. "nervous and weird" is a fast-paced rock that follows the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid!), snap the drum sticks, enter guitar, enter some vocals, play a few verses, go to guitar solo, finish screaming. Nothing fancy, just good rockin'!