Weezer // Weezer

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Weezer // Weezer by Nick Warren

Weezer

Weezer

Crush Music

3/5 stars

When people say they like Weezer, they’re generally talking exclusively about the band’s first two records. It can’t be overstated how formative their self-titled “Blue Album” was. To a narrower audience, their follow-up Pinkerton left the same (if not a deeper) impression. Having said that, the next eight of their studio albums are largely forgettable. This one is, too. Rivers Cuomo is still a gifted songwriter. His audio idiosyncrasies shine through in regrettably titled songs like “Do You Wanna Get High?” The reason that song resonates might be that it’s essentially “No Other One.” The majority of this album is as satisfying as their last release, Everything Will Be Alright In The End. If you were a fan of that one, you’ll like theWhite Album” (as it’s commonly called). The real tragedy here is that the low points overshadow the highs so much. They’re all that you end up walking away with. “Thank God for Girls” is garbage. Any semblance of satire is lost in the rap rock mess. When Weezer starts to sound more like Crazy Town’s “Butterfly” than Pinkerton’s, you know something is wrong. – Nick Warren

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