Jimmy Eat World, Clarity (Expanded Edition)

Jonah Bayer

By Jonah Bayer

on 02.01.11 in Reviews

Clarity (Expanded Edition)

Jimmy Eat World

Like Dear You, Jimmy Eat World’s Clarity was initially a major-label casualty. In the underground, though, it was an instant classic. From instantly infectious, radio-ready pop hits like “Lucky Denver Mint” to the sprawling, 16-plus-minute closer “Goodbye Sky Harbor,” Clarity is a bold artistic statement that the mainstream music world wouldn’t catch up to until a few years later, when the band’s 2001 self-titled breakthrough – and its uber-hooky single “The Middle” – made them a household name.