Static Prevails

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Static Prevails
Studio album by Jimmy Eat World
Released July 23, 1996
Recorded ?
Genre Emo, post-hardcore, pop punk
Length 51:33
Label Capitol
Producer Mark Trombino, Wes Kidd, Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World chronology
Jimmy Eat World
Static Prevails
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Singles from Static Prevails
  1. "Rockstar"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Static Prevails is the second album by Jimmy Eat World. It was released on July 23, 1996. Along with Clarity, the album was re-released in 2007 in remastered form with bonus tracks. It was produced by Wes Kidd, Mark Trombino and Jimmy Eat World. The album is the first to feature bass guitarist Rick Burch.


Allmusic stated, "what Static Prevails essentially lacks is the songwriting maturity that Jimmy Eat World could have perfected; but it's almost as if the studio heads at Capitol wouldn't let them so that there would be more room for radio-friendly pop songs. In the end, nobody won."

In 2012, The A.V. Club noted, "As with so many punk bands that signed to a major during that decade, Jimmy Eat World gained precious few new fans — and lost many old ones — with Static Prevails."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimmy Eat World

No. Title Length
1. "Thinking, That's All"   2.52
2. "Rockstar"   3.48
3. "Claire"   3.40
4. "Call It in the Air"   3.01
5. "Seventeen"   3.34
6. "Episode IV"   4.29
7. "Digits"   7.29
8. "Caveman"   4.35
9. "World Is Static"   3.57
10. "In the Same Room"   4.57
11. "Robot Factory"   3.59
12. "Anderson Mesa"   5.14
Total length:


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Additional personnel


  1. ^ Static Prevails at AllMusic
  2. ^ Heller, Jason. "How Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" became the best song for a bad time". Retrieved 6 September 2012.