Weezer
The Green Album


2.0
poor

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
August 25th, 2012 | 19 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Their greed with envy is starting to show

After the bomb known as Pinkerton, the group had to step up their game. So Rivers, Mikey, Rivers, and Pat had to make a change involving the overall sound of there music, employing a more natural poppy sound that would later influence all of their albums to come, and had previously only been heard a little bit on Blue Album. This is the best direction the band could have took because it's probably the most fun album the band has to date, up to this point.

But you wouldn't know that based of the first song simply entitled Don't Let Go. It's probably one of the worst songs on the album, and its a jarringly simple tale about the dangers of powers in relationships. I don't really like this weird tone of the song and it makes it feel really odd but it does give the impression that Weezer are at least trying to write about things that aren't nerdy. Where things really pick up are at the masterpiece of the album called Hash Pipe. It is definitely one of the best Weezer songs of all time even though it doesn't even feature any of there trademark sound, instead replacing their parts with grunge and dirt. It works though because of its depressing nature and great lyrics and melody, along with its stunning simplicity which just makes it way better.

Island in the Sun is one of the other best songs on the album mostly because of its great melody, but then comes a big missed step: the rest of the album sounds largely the smae which I just don't care for. The album is a cool sounding one but not fit for entire songs and it never works with any of the samey sounding songs. There is some other great things though like the catchy Crab, and tearful closer O Girlfriend. Overall its not one of the best albums by Weezer but it's certainly up there. This is their rise to power.



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yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


i dont really like it but i repsect it

sixdegrees
August 25th 2012


17190 Comments


I don't understand.

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yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


what?

sixdegrees
August 25th 2012


17190 Comments


the review is mostly positive, yet the rating is 'poor'

your rating is a 4.5, yet the review is a 2






yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


well i wanted to be objevtive

and that is the wrong rating my bad

sixdegrees
August 25th 2012


17190 Comments


ah.

Spec
August 25th 2012


27188 Comments


It's all about Blue and Pinkerton.

yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


thanks for seeing it

mindleviticus
August 25th 2012


8292 Comments


Love this. I learned every single song on guitar and I've listened to it about 100 times

yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


it is fun to hear sometimes

mindleviticus
August 25th 2012


8292 Comments


While pretty much every song has the same sound, it's a pretty damn solid album

jefflebowski
August 25th 2012


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

first 4 tracks on this still rule

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
August 25th 2012


8010 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hash Pipe is so good

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yidnarc
August 25th 2012


147 Comments


yeah its my favorite

iambandersnatch
August 25th 2012


1485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yidnarc = crandiy backwards

NT mr. newman

yidnarc
August 26th 2012


147 Comments


what?

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
August 26th 2012


3448 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the album is fun. also your review needs proofreading

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Ire
August 26th 2012


41795 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

first four tracks and then it goes to crap

jefflebowski
August 26th 2012


8253 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

exactly



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