Weezer
Hurley


2.5
average

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
November 15th, 2012 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This definitely isn't the worst album I've ever heard but it's really only okay; not as good as everyone makes it out to be.

Before I start this review, I have to be completely honest with you guys: I don't like Hurley. It gets on my nerves with it's loud repetitive choruses annoyingly tuneless vocals, and showoff production and album cover. So imagine my surprise when I listen to this record an...hey actually enjoy it a little bit. Having that said I really don't think that its all cracked up to be, and it certainly has a number of flaws which I will now go over. The first flaw is the concept. The concept is too simple, its just a silly album, that's been done so many times before its not even funny. Rivers Cuomo is a pretty good writer but this concept fails him just a little bit.

Secondly and this is where the big flaws come in is Rivers's vocals. They're awful! Awful, awful, awful. The whole album he sounds like a frightened donkey singing for his life. Which is a shame because his lyrics are really funny. But you have to follow along and read them because they're is no way in hell you'll pay attention to them just by listening along. They're not even remotely memorable, and for me that drags the album down a lot because its supremely distracting. Now he does occasionally use rougher vocals and that is a very good thing. Too bad they aren't that solid either, his regular voice has a bad range and is even less tuneful than his shout.

There are a couple highlights though. Time Flies and Unbroken are both ok because they're pretty slow and soft in comparison to the rest of the album and the Time Flies song is the closer. It's a pretty good closer even though it runs waaay too long, they could have just cut it in have and it would have been very good instead of pretty good. Overall if you took out all the pointless and irritating vocals then this would be a great album. But with all the lyric looking up and headaches I had to endure, it stands as it's only ok. Not a great comeback but it's alright.



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user ratings (717)
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other reviews of this album
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  • fsharp (3)
    Hurley isn't a true return to form, but it's a return to something....

    DrEpic4181 (3.5)
    An album that pits old weezer with new weezer, and old weezer wins....

    Ciaran McManus (1)
    Weezer's apparent 'return-to-form' is nothing but hype...

    Nevin (2.5)
    Weezer makes it obvious once again that trying anything new is not what they have in mind....

  • Adam Thomas STAFF (3.5)
    They're still kicking ass. They're train wrecks....

    nebuzad0 (4)
    Hurley has caused a rip in our universe as the destined probability that this album would ...

    CasualListen (3.5)
    The only thing you really need to know about this band is that there is really, really goo...


Comments:Add a Comment 
yidnarc
November 15th 2012


147 Comments


almost done

ThroneOfAgony
November 15th 2012


3485 Comments


gd album fkc u

Mad.
November 15th 2012


4199 Comments


You kind of contradicted yourself a couple of times - "I don't like Hurley, it gets on my nerves" + "I actually enjoyed it a little bit and also "his lyrics are really funny" + "they're not even remotely memorable."
Also try and make it a bit longer next time. ;)

henryChinaski
November 15th 2012


2847 Comments


Why is this artwork so shitty?

ChopSuey
November 15th 2012


2392 Comments


they're always shitty

larrytheslug
November 15th 2012


1315 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its just a shit crop job. people on facebook do it all the time. and hurley's ugly too.

Youtellme
November 15th 2012


1351 Comments


"This definitely isn't the worst album I've ever heard but it's really only okay; not as good as everyone makes it out to be."

Who is "everyone"? I haven't seen anyone who likes this album :|

Also who the fuck is that guy in the cover... He looks evil...

MrElmo
November 15th 2012


1955 Comments


so sexy

Mike08
November 15th 2012


609 Comments


1 word for your review: Unprofessional

DotEight
November 15th 2012


5643 Comments


"this is where the big flaws come in is Rivers's vocals."

Go back to grammar school.

Chortles
November 15th 2012


18096 Comments


not as good as everyone makes it out to be


hmmm

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Shuyin
November 15th 2012


12062 Comments


yea..

Crymsonblaze
November 15th 2012


7536 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album rules

sixdegrees
November 15th 2012


17716 Comments


Lost rules

this album doesn't though.

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Crymsonblaze
November 15th 2012


7536 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lost rules too

demigod!
November 15th 2012


45263 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

its okay

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sixdegrees
November 15th 2012


17716 Comments


neck

demigod!
November 15th 2012


45263 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i dont think ive seen kill use the word neck much



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