today i came across a "best of" compilation for the band everclear and was surprised to find that, despite running for 21 tracks and 76 minutes, the album didn't include "one hit wonder," one of my favourite everclear songs. this discovery led me down a wikipedia spiral in which i conducted some in-depth research on everclear’s discography and the makeup of this best-of compilation. while the full details of my research are too embarrassingly in-depth to share, one thing i did discover is that no less than seven songs on the best-of album come from a pair of records released in 2000, which wikipedia refers to as "loose concept albums based around art alexakis' second divorce." i find it hard to believe those seven songs, most of which i don't remember at all, are better than "one hit wonder."
posted by Luke Adams at 12:36 AM