By David Browne
Updated October 10, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT
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So Much for the Afterglow

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Shirking alt-rock convention, Everclear leader Art Alexakis isn’t afraid of success, and you can hear it in the anthemic power-chord blasts that dominate his band’s third album. But neither the punch of the title track nor the grown-up touches (strings, surfer harmonies, roots-rock banjo, song about daddy) can disguise the fact that Alexakis has an average, logy voice and Everclear have no real distinguishing features. C+

So Much for the Afterglow

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  • Music

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