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I hate those people that point back to the 90's and say "This is what Weezer used to sound like and now they suck." No, they don't. Bands will naturally change and evolve over time, but it may not always be for the better. It seems like with The Red Album, there was a shift in tone where the lyrics became more goofy and simplistic (although there was still a lot of musical experimentation on Red that I really liked). It's not as though some of their songs weren't goofy before, (that's always been part of the band's charm) but now they just seem intent on creating simple "party" music with repetitive, pop-punk rhythms. That was the foundation of Raditude, and much of that sound carries over to Hurley.
When I listen to these last two albums, I have to ask myself, "Would I really like this music at all if I didn't already like Weezer?" I'm not sure. At least on this album, it feels like there are a few touches of the "old" Weezer in there. So I guess it's a step in the right direction. But I would love to hear some of the passion and flair that graced their earlier albums return. Like I said before, I am a huge fan and I will keep listening no matter what. I'm fine with the band evolving, I just don't necessarily enjoy the place they're at right now musically.
Going into the album, I expected the worst because Rivers has a propensity to let his longtime fans down these days. All that aside, I'm rating this album based on its own merits. The first thing you notice is the cover. Their album covers were never very serious, but this is certainly their most ridiculous cover yet.
Memories - This song hints that maybe somewhere buried under the garbage, the old Weezer is somewhere to be found. The chorus lyrics will make you want to listen to classic Weezer. (6/10)
Ruling Me - Reminds me of the green album. It has nice back-up vocals reminiscent of Red Hot Chili Peppers. It's probably one of the catchiest, most Weezery songs on the album. (9/10)
Trainwrecks - This sounds like an Aldous Snow song on the Get Him to the Greek soundtrack. Catchy melody but mediocre lyrics about topical things like forgetting to check blogs, kicking ass, etc. (7/10)
Unspoken - Rivers puts on the voice of a toddler that truly irritates me. Aside from that, the song is pretty good until it goes into the "rock out" section.Read more ›
I haven't picked up anything by Weezer in a long time, but Amazon recommended their CD to me, so I figured I would take a look. To give a frame of reference to 'a long time,' I own The Blue Album, Pinkerton and The Green Album.
The album is not a steaming heap of poo as some of the reviews would have you believe. That said for the most part it is simply ok. Some of the bonus tracks, specifically Viva la Vida, are straight up terrible. Honestly if the album were produced by some unknown artist I might have given it a 3, however, Weezer really ought to hold themselves to higher standards than this. Other artists emulate them, and this does not deserve mimicry. Rivers Cuomo's voice seems different to me? And not just a little different, jarringly different. I transition from listening to In the Garage to Memories and he sounds like a completely different vocalist, and definitely not in a good way.
Long story short, the bad reviews are pretty harsh, but they are right in one regard: this isn't worth your time or money.
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I just recently heard this album, I had skipped all things Weezer after the dreadful Red Album. I got back into Weezer earlier this year with Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Diego
While it's not a heaping pile of poo as I first thought, it's not even a reasonable attempt by Weezer. Just going through the motions to get through the record deal? Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not Weezer's best work, but there are a few catchy songs on this album.Published 13 months ago by jesse
Weezer released its eighth record "Hurley" in 2010. This marked the third album in three years for the band, and the quality and reception of the record definitely mirrors... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jonathan Weller
A link this CD, there are good musics.
But the real reason I bought it was the music of bonus. Read more
I'm glad Weezer has released another album. This album is still good, despite it's difference from classic Weezer. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Agent 6
These guys were born to rock!! I can't get enough of Rivers and his crew. Just love this CD as much as all the rest.Published 23 months ago by E. B.
By now it's clear that anything Weezer releases will be met with scorn, skepticism, and caution from fans both young and old. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Lunar Boulevard
Came on time, my BFF loved it and it came with a copy of the weezer album in CD form on top of the vinyl pretty rad if you ask mePublished on September 9, 2013 by MissEmily27
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The reported tracklist is as follows:
2. Ruling Me
5. Where's My Sex?
6. Run Away
7. Hang On
8. Smart Girls
9. Brave New World
10. Time Flies
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
11. All My Friends Are Insects
12. Viva La Vida
13. I Want To Be Something
Aug 12, 2010 by Dustin Perry | See all 3 posts
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