Slow Motion Daydream

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Slow Motion Daydream
Everclear-Slow Motion Daydream.jpg
Studio album by Everclear
Released March 11, 2003
Recorded 2002
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 45:31
Label Capitol
Producer Art Alexakis, Lars Fox
Everclear chronology
Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude
(2000)Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude2000
Slow Motion Daydream
Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004
(2004)Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-20042004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (57/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 2.5/5 stars[1]
E! Online C−[1]
Entertainment Weekly D+[3]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[4]
Q 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Spin (6/10)[7]
Stylus F[8]

Slow Motion Daydream is the sixth studio album by Everclear. It was released in the U.S. in 2003 on Capitol Records and recorded in 2002.


The first single released to radio from Slow Motion Daydream was "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom", followed by second single "The New York Times".

Though the album debuted better than the band's last album at 33 on the Billboard charts, the album quickly fell off the charts due to lack of promotion by Capitol Records and a dwindling fan base. The album has sold only 100,000 copies to date.

This was the last album of new material to feature longtime members Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund who left the band later in August of that year.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "How to Win Friends and Influence People" 3:33
2. "Blackjack" 2:51
3. "I Want to Die a Beautiful Death" 3:30
4. "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" 3:13
5. "Science Fiction" 2:43
6. "New Blue Champion" 3:51
7. "TV Show" 4:10
8. "Chrysanthemum" 1:38
9. "Sunshine (That Acid Summer)" 4:28
10. "A Beautiful Life" 4:47
11. "The New York Times" 4:17
12. "White Noise" (hidden track) 3:58

An early leaked track list featured the songs "Your New Disease," "Happy," and "Sex with a Movie Star." At some point after the completion of this version of the album, an additional recording session produced the new songs "I Want to Die a Beautiful Death," "The New York Times," and "White Noise," which Art Alexakis decided to include on the album instead. "Your New Disease" and "Happy" were relegated to the b-side of the "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" single, while "Sex with a Movie Star" finally surfaced on the Ten Years Gone career retrospective.



  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for Slow Motion Daydream". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Slow Motion Daydream - Everclear". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ Seymour, Craig (2003-03-14). "Slow Motion Daydream Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Levenfeld, Ari (2003-05-09). "Everclear: Slow Motion Daydream". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Everclear". Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  6. ^ Hoard, Christian (2003-02-25). "Everclear: Slow Motion Daydream : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  7. ^ Klosterman, Chuck (2003-06-26). "Everclear, 'Slow Motion Daydream' (Capitol)". Spin. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  8. ^ Howard, Ed (2003-09-01). "Everclear - Slow Motion Daydream - Review". Stylus. Archived from the original on 2008-08-04. 

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