Weezer
Raditude


3.5
great

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
November 7th, 2012 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Rivers Cumo channels superpop to his highest potential and the band follows suit making for one fun rock ride and one of the most fun albums of the group.

There are some bands that get better and better as they go along and I think that mostly has to do with the experience that they pick up along the way, as well as a desire to change. As good as Make Believe is, after two albums of silly pop punk, Weezer had to change it up a little bit if they were going to stay relevent to the public and to fans in general. And change they did. Weezer managed to take the anthem qualities of old classic pop bands like the 80s and mesh it with their own unique style to create one of the most fun and versatile albums of the career. Rivers Cumo channels superpop to his highest potential and the band follows suit making for one fun rock ride and one of the most fun albums of the group.

The album starts off with a down beat strum acoustic track called If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want you To), a Fallout Boy like title signifying what's to come and then as it escalates into a full on silly pop album, I'm Your Daddy kicks in and really starts the show with a really cool electric drum beat and some bouncy vocals. There is even a section of the bridge and a catchy as hell chorus with great harmonies. From here on out the album gets a little goofier with The Girl Got Hot and Can't Stop Partying but the catchiness factor never lets up until the end of the album. The lyrics on this are something to truly be commended; Rivers is at the top of his game in terms of silliness as well as vocally. His voice has never been beautiful like Freddy Mercury's but his delivery is truly hilarious on some songs and his funny lyrics only multiply the fact. The lyrics of In the Mall are both stupid and self aware and I don't think they've ever written a song that is more vapidly entertaining. After writing about it for several years, they finally mastered it with this song.

Another great thing about this song is that it has virtual no duds, even though its all across the map as far as genre goes. If there is a weak song, its probably Love Is the Answwer although the song itself isn't to blame: it's the over long Indian section that really gets this one started off on the wrong foot; other than that it's a great song, like the rest. I disagree with the song Put Me Back Together as a single because it's a little too ballady to be, I would have made the Let It All Hang Out, the fun song, the single, but then again, I'm not Weezer. But what I do know is that they truly have created a fun album with this one, and will likely never match the silly tone that this album provides.



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    Adam Downer STAFF (2)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
yidnarc
November 7th 2012


147 Comments


almost done

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012


19749 Comments


Lmao. Every time i forget about you, you're back with another weezer review.

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yidnarc
November 7th 2012


147 Comments


im glad you enjoyed

thx for the pos

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 7th 2012


3395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You should put the album songs in between quotes and the album titles in between italics or something. Also, correct the dude's name to Rivers Cuomo. Good write-up otherwise, this album is a bit underrated. Overall, it's better than Make Believe and Red Album for me.

Digging: Amplifier - Mystoria

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012


19749 Comments


"thx for the pos"

wasn't me :P

Cygnatti
November 7th 2012


21352 Comments


worst album ever or close?

just a little bit better than blink-182?

Digging: Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
November 7th 2012


19749 Comments


lol omg chipunk

ThroneOfAgony
November 7th 2012


3485 Comments


Lol giving a 3 for a Weezer album

All of their albums are 4's and up

KILL
November 7th 2012


71750 Comments


gay

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

savaah
November 7th 2012


416 Comments


kill how can u say that this is great this has great harmonies and all... cygnatti is gay for that statement though

VermicideReloadead
November 7th 2012


1433 Comments


Gay album

ChopSuey
November 7th 2012


2392 Comments


thats one horrible album cover

Crymsonblaze
November 7th 2012


7480 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Album cover is awesome

Album is dumb but entertaining. Except In the Mall and Love Is The Answer

Crymsonblaze
November 7th 2012


7480 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

GASPY

CaptainDooRight
November 7th 2012


29131 Comments


deep thrt

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Crymsonblaze
November 7th 2012


7480 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yum

ViperAces
November 7th 2012


12430 Comments


dude I wonder
if a chick has braces, can she accidently pull a few of my dick hairs out while bj?
that would hurt as fuck

Crymsonblaze
November 7th 2012


7480 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ouchie

breakingthefragile
November 7th 2012


2956 Comments


It's all a matter of just how much more Cygnatti can loathe me.

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vipersten
May 15th 2013


11 Comments


My god. You have the vocab of a ten year old describing why he likes baseball; it's "fun" and its "great" and sometimes its "silly." Crandy strikes again



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