Okay, I've probably been handing out too many 4's lately, but this is an album that truly deserves it. The harder rock sound, excellent riffing and pounding drums make it one of the best Weezer albums, and several songs, such as "Take Control", are some of their best to date. The only letdowns are the pointless fillers "Space Rock" and "Possibilities", and as a result Maladroit stands as their best post-Pinkerton release, excluding Death to False Metal. 7.6/10
Ah, Maladroit. Weezer are sticking with their formula. Their first album was very good, and Pinkerton is one of my favorite albums of all-time. The Green Album was good and all, but it had its share of lackluster moments. Maladroit however, has more. It's an average album. It's got plenty of good stuff, but it has an equal amount of bad. Some songs are just dumb, but others are decent songs that I can listen to. But this is no classic.
i've got to say that this album really flew under the radar of mainstream music. a real downer so to say for a band that didn't deserve it this time around. there are some good catchy songs that only the owner would notice. only dope nose and keep fishin' were singles. the songs stay for the most part cosistent to the 12th track. fillers like "space rock", "slave" and "possibilities" were better off ripped from the drawing board. why make an alright album of 13 songs than an excellent album of 10 like they are used to. "possiblilities" is very fickle to me. why do bands like to put 2 min songs that are just really fast late in an album. (2 other ex:"Nic Fit-Sonic Youth and Broken Face-Pixies)