Indeed, in certain years, Weezer has brought a smile to our faces by giving us some great albums and giving troubled teens another option instead of listening to crunching guitars and people screaming at you.
Weezer started out in 1992, in California as the geek punk band that no one knew. They were signed to DGC in 1993, and in 1994 released the great album Weezer (blue), which included some of their best and biggest hits (buddy holly, undone-the sweater song, say it ain't so,) and in 1996, their flop concept album Pinkerton telled many stories about love (accross the sea), and chinese women dying (butterfly). It wasn't taken seriously.
Then weezer called it quits. Teenagers everywhere were confused and were forced to listen to alternatives to the acoustic-electric rhythms of a once incredible band. 5 years later, weezer came back with the ultimatley successful tour supporting the Green Album. Alties were amazed, and with the success of the green album, weezer decided to quickly make a 4th album - maladroit, released in winter 2002.
Weezer: Rivers Cuomo-lead Vox, Guitars, songwriter
Brian Bell- lead Guitars, Vox
Scott Shriner - Bass, Vox
Pat Wilson - Drums
American gigolo- this song starts with a heavy drum and guitar beat, that stays strong throughout the song. the chorus relives the epic days of Pinkerton, with Cuomo lightly over distorted guitars and pounding drums. Definitley a highlight
Dope Nose - starts out with a poppy guitar, introducing Cuomo and the gang to a happy kind of breakup song, and shows Cuomo at his best singing. Another good track
Keep Fishin' - shows Wilson doing his great, simple drumbeat to a great sort of distorted chord progression thats not familiar to weezer, and gives the band a chance to be happier than usual, and adds a high note to Maladroit
Take Control- another good song, that starts out with another simple distorted guitar beat, and the band takes it to a repeptetive level. Good performance, though.
Death and Destruction - probably one of the most mellow songs on the cd, d&d revisits the blue album according to slow, beutiful melodies. The solo, which may be early, leaves little to be desired. Another star performance.
Slob - this song actually isn't bad, but the lyrics are pretty bad, even if the music is good, but the word slob comes up all the time like a whackamole.
Burndt Jamb - the bands first single, this acousticy song starts out with hints to the green album (island in the sun). The chorus is great, and filled with heavy notes that'll leave you wanting more.
Space Rock - this song starts out terrible. The vocals are terrible, the music even worse. But as you get into it, the chorus is some of the better work on this album.
Slave- Mediocre song, but the whole song comes together good, even if it's only ok. I find a bit of Pinkerton in the verse, and green in the chorus. Not bad, not good
Fall Together - The best song on the album. it starts out with a signature drumbeat from Wilson, followed by crunched guitars and bass, and the lyrics are great, with Cuomo singing about what? Relationships? Peace? who knows? who cares? the solo is great. The second single off the album.
Possibilites - Right after the best song comes the worst. It's all been done before, and i have trouble keeping my finger away from the skip button. Cuomo's voice just gets annoying.
Love Explosion - A good song, with nothing really happening. Just good lyrics and a simple beat makes a good tune worth 2 and a half minutes. Another highlight.
December - It starts out poppy, but gradualy drifts into a Pinkerton sort of song. It's beautiful, if not genius. My second favorite song off the album. The band does a great performance that only lasts 3 minutes. Another star perfomance by Cuomo. Hats Off!
Thats the album
It's the worst weezer album yet, but it's still worth spending half an hour to listen to it. Though not as beautiful as the Blue album, and not as lyrically complex as Pinkerton, it's still a great album, and i don't know why people tend to bash it.
This is my first review, so enjoy