Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude

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Songs from an American Movie
Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude
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Studio album by Everclear
Released November 21, 2000
Recorded Sunset Sound
Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 44:36
Label Capitol
CDP 7243 5 30620 2 6
Producer Art Alexakis
Everclear chronology
Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile
(2000)Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile2000
Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude
(2000)
Slow Motion Daydream
(2003)Slow Motion Daydream2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (65/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (positive)[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
NME (5/10)[5]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Spin (1/10)[1]
Wall of Sound (77/100)[8]
Yahoo! Music UK 8/10 stars[9]

Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude is the fifth studio album by Everclear, released on November 21, 2000. They recorded Vol. One and Vol. Two in the same year and released them only a few months apart. Both albums are loose concept albums inspired by Art Alexakis' second divorce. The first one is more pop-based and melodic, the second angrier with a more punk/hard rock sound. It also focuses more on the destruction of relationships in its lyrical content.

The album debuted at #66 on the Billboard charts, a disappointment compared to Vol. One's top-ten debut. Furthermore, it does not have a certification from the RIAA, while Vol. One was certified Platinum.[10] However, Vol. Two was certified Gold in Canada in February 2001.[11] None of the singles received any significant airplay on radio or MTV.

"When It All Goes Wrong Again", "Out of My Depth," and "Rock Star" were released as singles from this album. "When It All Goes Wrong Again" was featured on the soundtrack for the 2001 film Antitrust starring Ryan Phillippe while "Rock Star" was featured for the 2001 film of the same name starring Mark Wahlberg.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "When It All Goes Wrong Again" 3:48
2. "Slide" 3:48
3. "Babytalk" 3:02
4. "Rock Star" 3:29
5. "Short Blonde Hair" 3:24
6. "Misery Whip" 4:20
7. "Out of My Depth" 4:32
8. "The Good Witch of the North" 2:39
9. "Halloween Americana" 3:19
10. "All Fucked Up" 3:20
11. "Overwhelming" 4:03
12. "Song from an American Movie, Pt. 2" 4:52

Personnel[edit]

Band
Production
  • Stephen Marcussen - Mastering
  • Dan Marnien - Engineer
  • Frank Ockenfels Photography
  • Lars Fox - Producer, Engineer, Digital Engineer, Loop, Loops, Computers
  • Mauricio Iragorri - Mixing
  • Jeffery Fey - Coordination, Layout Design, Layout Coordinator
  • Sean Cox - Guitar Technician
  • Darren Lewis - Executive Producer, Management
  • Perry Watts-Russell - Executive Producer, A&R
  • David Weiss - Management
  • Geoff Walcha - Assistant Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer
  • Scott Warner - Lighting Design
  • David Weise - Management
  • Andy Banton - Live Sound
  • James Beaton - Keyboards
  • Brett Snyder - Drum Technician
  • Matt Miley - Management .
  • Neal Avron - Engineer, Vocal Recording, Mixing
  • Bradley Cook - Engineer, Drum Recordings
  • Kevin Dean - Assistant Engineer, Drum Engineering, Bass Engineer
  • Mick Kent - Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Production Coordination, Product Manager

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Songs From An American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude". Metacritic. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Thompson, Stephen (March 29, 2002). "Everclear: Songs From An American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time For A Bad Attitude". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom (November 24, 2000). "Songs From an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Segal, Victoria (April 19, 2001). "Album Reviews - Everclear : Songs From An American Movie, Vol Two: Good Time For A Bad Attitude". NME. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude". Robert Christgau. 
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (December 21, 2000). "Recordings: Everclear, Songs From an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude". Rolling Stone: 173. Archived from the original on June 29, 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ Remstein, Bob. "Review: Songs From an American Movie, Vol. Two — Good Time for a Bad Attitude". Wall of Sound. Archived from the original on April 15, 2001. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ Heath, Chris (April 16, 2001). "Everclear - 'Songs From An American Movie Vol 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on August 25, 2004. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certification - February 2001". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved August 17, 2010. 

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