Weezer
The Green Album


4.0
excellent

Review

by guitarded_chuck USER (4 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 33 replies | 8,653 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


2 of 5 thought this review was well written

Weezer - The Green Album
Geffen (2001)

Weezer's Members At The Time:
Rivers Cuomo - Vocals & Guitar
Brian Bell - Guitar
Mikey Welsh - Bass
Patrick Wilson - Drums

This album is actually self-titled, but most people know it as the "Green Album". It was Weezer's come back album after taking a few years off. There are many reasons, just some being that Weezer's fan club presidents Mykel and Carli had passed away in a car accident on the way to a Weezer show, bassist Matt Sharp left the band, and their last album, "Pinkerton", wasn't as popular as the "Blue Album".

Weezer is my favorite band, and has been for quite a few years, but I will try to keep this review not biased. This album is pretty average all the way through. Weezer released three singles with it, "Hash Pipe", "Island In The Sun", and "Photograph". "Hash Pipe" was a big hit, being catchy and something different from the current mainstreem music. Most people like this album, and so do I, but it is a big change from the old Weezer. Which was to be expected I guess.

The Songs:
1. Don't Let Go - An upbeat start to the album. Great opener. One of my favorites on the album. River's sings great. I like this guitar solo too. Pretty simple, but just helps make the song even more catchier. Pretty generic Weezer song for this album. 4/5

2. Photograph - Weezer's third, and final single off this album. I'm not a big fan of this song, but is alright. I like the chorus, but it's simple. I also like this guitar solo. Again, short, simple, but keeps the song going and catchy. 3/5

3. Hash Pipe - Their first single. I heard it on the radio and went "What the fu'ck is that? That is Weezer? They're back? Doesn't sound like them at all." But I have learned to like it. At first thought you would obviously think that it is about hashish, but it is actually about male prostitutes. 4/5

4. Island In The Sun - Second single from the band. They actually made two videos. One before Mikey Welsh left the band, and another after without him. Probably the slowest song on the album, but gets louder in the chorus. This song got really popular, they even played it at a school dance at my school. It is actually the only Weezer song ever that I don't like. 2/5

5. Crab - Now I really like this song. This is when the album starts to get better in my opinion. Awesome intro. Again, the traditional simple Weezer formula that rules. Once again, the wah solo keeps the song going at an upbeat, catchy pace. 4.5/5

6. Knock-down Drag-out - This song is alright. It is kind of short and repetitive, but still rocks. I like how it keeps gaining strength until the last chorus, and they just rock out. I have seen them play this live, and it was wicked. 4/5

7. Smile - Alright song. Kind of boring. A sad love song, like most on the album. The simple solo saves it. 3/5

8. Simple Pages - My second favorite on the album. So catchy, it'll be playing in your head for days. Medium tempo and strength. River's singing is kind of blah, but still great. 4.5/5

9. Glorious Day - My personal favorite on this album. I don't really know why. Chorus is just rocking, solo is rocking, and one of the few songs that aren't sad love stories. Upbeat, happy, and awesome. 5/5

10 O Girlfriend - Meh, I'm not a fan of this song. I usually just stop the album after "Glorious Day". It is kind of long, well compared to the others, and really repetitive. It is yet another song about being lovesick.

Weezer rules. This is probably my least favorite out of their four albums so far, but still rocking. Post any comments, and feel free to make your own review.

4/5


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Guitar Symphony
April 2nd 2004



11 Comments


I agree with most of the review.

But you gave Smile a 3?! Cmon man!

ATC
April 2nd 2004



42 Comments


i kinda like the green album...it's something to listen to when you want short bursts of happiness. i think island in the sun deserved a four while photograph deserves a 2.

pikester
April 2nd 2004



12 Comments


The album all sounds... the same.

I really didn't like it.

SubtleDagger
April 2nd 2004



737 Comments


I'd have to say that I don't like recent Weezer near as much as old Weezer. The Blue Album kills this one.

Not to mention that this album took forever to come out, and it's embarassingly short for such a long wait for new material.

guitarded_chuck
April 3rd 2004



2905 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[QUOTE=Ganondorf]I don't think they spent half a decade recording it :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Indeed.

Like I said...

It was Weezer's come back album after taking a few years off. There are many reasons, just some being that Weezer's fan club presidents Mykel and Carli had passed away in a car accident on the way to a Weezer show, bassist Matt Sharp left the band, and their last album, "Pinkerton", wasn't as popular as the "Blue Album".


denboy
April 3rd 2004



85 Comments


I loved this album!.. 4/5

Island in the sun deserves a 4/5 though.. IMO

SubtleDagger
April 3rd 2004



737 Comments


I didn't say they spent half a decade. Roll eyes, yourself.

And if this was a "comeback" album, it should have had more material.

PunkinDonuts
April 8th 2004



21 Comments


I have no idea why everyone hates (or at least thinks this is the worst weezer album) this cd!!!!

IMO it is tied with The Blue cd. I honestly did not like Maladroit very much.

Pinkerton 6/5

Blue/Green 5/5

Maladroit 1.5/5

SubtleDagger
April 8th 2004



737 Comments


I really don't appreciate it because it doesn't have the feel of The Blue Album or Pinkerton. It's got this mainstream rock feel to it, not a laid-back alternative feel. The lyrics have gotten uninteresting (though they're worse on Maladroit... ugh), and the guitar parts are boring.

I'd give it a 3/5, maybe. The Blue Album rightly deserves a high 4/5, however.

StardogChampion
May 30th 2004



31 Comments


[QUOTE=Knifeboy]I loved this album!.. 4/5

Island in the sun deserves a 4/5 though.. IMO[/QUOTE]


I concur, except i give the album a 4.5/5 |

Turrican
May 9th 2005



4 Comments


The UK version has a song called 'I Do' at the end, which is a soft, keyboard driven song, it adds that feeling of completeness I thought it originally didn't touch on.
The Green Album is great for happy days, but is still probably the worst Weezer album. Crab and Glorius Day are the best!

woofwoofwoof
May 9th 2005



156 Comments


i basically disagree with the whole thing. Island in the sun is the only good song, photograph is ok, the rest suck.

Aeaon
August 1st 2005



188 Comments


woahThis Message Edited On 08.25.05

My_pants_are_off_right_now
September 6th 2005



26 Comments


Dont own the album only heard the popular songs like Island and Hash which i think are real cool songs

SOME ONE REVIEW MALADROIT...NOW

i wanna buy a weezer album and am thinking which will be the best invenstment


Zebra
Moderator
September 6th 2005



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I really think this album is weak all around. There are no really good solid tracks,

Aeaon
September 17th 2005



188 Comments


I actually like this album.

Two-Headed Boy
October 29th 2005



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

grand album, if one of their worst. i like the bass player (mikey welsh). And Smile should get at least a 4... great song!This Message Edited On 11.26.05

Bassist From Space...ist
January 25th 2006



31 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like thid album idont know why every1 says its crap , pinkerton is much worse


Bassist From Space...ist
January 25th 2006



31 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like the album idont know why every1 says its crap , pinkerton is much worse


Mirror.Circuit
January 25th 2006



223 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i like this album quite a bit.
decent review,but i don't really like song by song reviews.



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