Weezer
Christmas with Weezer


2.5
average

Review

by emprorzurg USER (6 Reviews)
October 4th, 2013 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you're looking for Christmas cheer, this is not the album

Since 1996's "Pinkerton", Weezer fans have been divided by the band's sound, some love their mainstream, poppy, radio sound, while others wish they could go back to their heartfelt, dark songs. So, just after "The Red Album", the band decides to revisit their old sound, to record some cheery and fun Christmas songs.
That being said, I have no idea what was going through the band's mind when they released this.

This EP is a short selection of half-hearted recorded Christmas songs recorded for the popular iPhone game "Tap Tap" that were then put on CD in a desperate bid to sell them.
The lack of effort and care is apparent in this EP, with all but one song less than 2:30 in length.
The EP is lazily mixed and recorded, with Rivers' monotonous voice draining through all the usual happy and cheery songs, the guitars muddy, the drums sound like toys and the band sounds bored off their nut.

Rivers has never been the best singer, but his strength lay in the his ability to write and sing lyrics that people could relate to. It's not easy to relate to many Christmas songs, in which lies the main problem of this collection, they sound like they just don't care about what they're doing.
The band sounds more bored than a nit on a bald man's head, to say the least and Rivers sounds like he's being forced at gun point to sing for a mad man's Christmas treat. There's no (decent) solos, no working outside of the songs, just 2 minute basic chord playin, generic beats and Rivers moaning over the top of them. The bass work isn't too bad though, with runs up and down the scale, giving the impression that someone, somewhere gave a *** when this went into production, well that and the decent solo in "The First Noel".

It's a novelty album, hearing old style Weezer do some Christmas songs, but in the end, it's entirely forgettable and not an interesting listen at all.

And if you can't tell by the review, they're bored

This is not the album you'll be putting on Christmas day to liven up the place.



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MrElmo
October 4th 2013


1955 Comments


Sickening cover ugh.

Good review though, pos

emprorzurg
October 4th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Cheers.
It's not like Weezer have been known for their great album covers though.

emprorzurg
October 4th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

"Great review bro, but why review a christmas album in october? Lol "

I picked it up recently, listened to it and thought it was so mediocre that I just had to review it

demigod!
October 4th 2013


45254 Comments


what andcas said they have only been Queezer since sharp was abducted by aliens

Digging: Black Sabbath - Master of Reality

emprorzurg
October 4th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

What Cliff was to Metallica, Sharp is to Weezer

I can't even find any copies of Rentals albums anywhere

demigod!
October 4th 2013


45254 Comments


i've never even listened to them

Green Baron
October 4th 2013


20325 Comments


i pretend they broke up after pinkerton

StallionMang
October 4th 2013


6144 Comments


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demigod!
October 4th 2013


45254 Comments


pork and beans is a good song tho

StallionMang
October 4th 2013


6144 Comments


One good song does not make up for 6 albums of shit.

emprorzurg
October 5th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Hurley was....okay I guess.
But Weezer are both one of my favourite and least favourite bands of all time, it's quite a toxic relationship.
I love them for their first two, then hate them for falling so, so far from their peak.

Tunaboy45
October 5th 2013


3161 Comments


Good review.
Kinda out of the blue.

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emprorzurg
December 15th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

bump

it's Christmas time!

StallionMang
December 15th 2013


6144 Comments


Tis the season for Weezin'

KILL
December 15th 2013


72280 Comments


check jethro tulls xmas album

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emprorzurg
December 16th 2013


523 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Yes, I've heard that Jethro Tull's and Bob Dylan's Christmas albums are well worth hearing, I mean, what could go wrong?

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
October 15th 2014


3360 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

will probably jam this at work coming up to christmas, if onyl because King Diamond's "No Presents for Christmas" is a no no

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scottpilgrim10
December 17th 2014


4443 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

tis' the season

Artuma
December 17th 2014


15970 Comments


this is such a disgusting idea

Digging: Taake - Stridens hus

scottpilgrim10
December 17th 2014


4443 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Christmas music sucks, but what a great holiday!



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