Static Prevails

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Static Prevails
Static Prevails (Jimmy Eat World album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Jimmy Eat World
Released July 23, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre Emo, alternative rock, pop punk, punk rock
Length 51:33
Label Capitol
Producer Mark Trombino, Wes Kidd, Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World chronology
Jimmy Eat World
(1994)
Static Prevails
(1996)
Jimmy Eat World
(1998)
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, released on July 23, 1996 by Capitol.[2] 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 and the first to have been produced by Trombino.[3]

Unlike previous album, which was sung mainly by Linton or all subsequent records, sung predominantly by Adkins, Static Prevails splits lead vocals almost fairly between both singers.[3]

Reception[edit]

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."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jimmy Eat World.

  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
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Jimmy Eat World
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Static Prevails at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Just Out". CMJ New Music Monthly (35): 59. Jul 1996. ISSN 1074-6978. 
  3. ^ a b Dan Caffrey. "Dissected: Jimmy Eat World (with Jim Adkins)". Consequence of Sound. p. 3. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Heller, Jason. "How Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" became the best song for a bad time". avclub.com. Retrieved 6 September 2012.