Weezer
Make Believe


4.5
superb

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
September 11th, 2012 | 46 replies | 1,896 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Weezer perfectly blend the mixture of pop punk and electronica. Killers, take notice.

0 of 9 thought this review was well written

I have been a little harsh regarding electronic music involving synths such as The Killers' first debut, Hot Fuss, as well as Radiohead's fan favorite Kid A. That's not to say that rock music and synths can't go together though, they just need the right mixture, and quite frankly, Weezer has the formula down perfectly. After the success of Green Album a few years back, what was Rivers to do? They couldn't get any more anthem-filled or they would fall by the wayside like Green Day and their newest release. So they decided to take a new direction entirely and it couldn't have worked better. Combining some old school punk like their Pinkerton with an until now unexplored keyboard, Weezer hit a home run.

The concept of Make Believe revolves dreams. Its a great concept and it really makes the music videos a lot of fun to watch. But as for the actual music, it's even better. Lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo writes about his normal themes of love, loss and being a punk, and he's full of energy just like their predeceasing outputs. However where the band has changed the most is in the instrumental department. While some of the songs still have that old fashioned pop punk rock goodness to them, the newest inclusion here is the inclusion of keyboards. They are almost always well implemented and usually don't become the main focus of the song. Although if I did have a complaint its that they're a bit too prevalent in a couple of the early tracks.

The album is split into two halves after the funky intro Beverly Hills which is actually the worst song. The first half of the album is full of electronic dance-pop like This Is Such a Pity and We Are All on Drugs while the second half has more traditional Weezer like Pardon Me, Freak You Out, and The Other Way. Then the album ends with a very standard but very old-school pop song called Haunt You Every Day. Personally I do like the second half better although the main reason for that is that the first half contains most of the singles that have been drilled into my head already. Overall its a great album though and probably the best possible direction the band could have gone after Maladroit.



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yidnarc
September 11th 2012



147 Comments


next in line

one of the best

East Hastings
September 11th 2012



4391 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

pls stop

FictionalFlames
September 11th 2012



1516 Comments


work on your grammar next time.


no, I did not neg your review.

yidnarc
September 11th 2012



147 Comments


whats wrong east?

thanks fictional

i will work

Solisis
September 11th 2012



370 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NC4uSPt7UY

That make believe >>>>>>>>> this make believe

breakingthefragile
September 11th 2012



2955 Comments


lol.

Digging: The Blood of Heroes - The Blood Of Heroes

Tyrael
September 11th 2012



20824 Comments


a 3 wow

FearThyEvil
September 11th 2012



12480 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

How in the fuck do you have this higher than the Blue Album?

yidnarc
September 11th 2012



147 Comments


blue album is great too

breakingthefragile
September 11th 2012



2955 Comments


Dude just...ugh, stop. You're gonna give me a cerebral contusion.

DarthMann
September 11th 2012



13815 Comments


joke album

yidnarc
September 11th 2012



147 Comments


what?

DarthMann
September 11th 2012



13815 Comments


joke review?

mindleviticus
September 11th 2012



8220 Comments


I cried when I heard this

Lakesss
September 11th 2012



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

the worst weezer album, at least raditude has some comedic value

mindleviticus
September 11th 2012



8220 Comments


radititude is even worse 0/5

mindleviticus
September 11th 2012



8220 Comments


I rarely give albums a 1, but this is bottom barrel shit right here

Lakesss
September 11th 2012



37 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

nah
can't stop partying was a guilty pleasure

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 11th 2012



50093 Comments


lol'd so hard at the summary
Perfect satire man, keep it up

Digging: Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living

Ire
September 11th 2012



41754 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

pos



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