May 29, 2008

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album) (2008)

This is the kind of album that makes you revisit the band's older albums to reassure yourself that they didn't use to suck this bad. Some of the songs are extended medlies with segments of pop broken up by blandness. At first I thought some of the segments sound like that Ben Folds song "Rockin' The Suburbs", then I realized that they just sounded like bad late 90's rap/alt. rock. Mostly it's just uninteresting. "Troublemaker", "Pork And Beans" and "Dreamin'" are classic Weezer and probably worth checking out. But don't listen to the rest of this album if you used to like Weezer. Just remember them for what they were. It's too late for me. I can't undo my mistake.


Brasilliant said...

I second that review. This album is a total head scratcher. And what the hell are they wearing on the cover? Reno 911 much?

Mona said...

Oh man, you totally beat me! I was going to post my review of this today!!! This "concept album" is just a concept I just don't want to try and even understand. When did "Everybody get dangerous (boo yeah!)" qualify as an acceptable chorus? The lyrics are down-right annoying. I think Rivers has lost his touch for good :(