As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer receive constant praise from critics and fans for their hook-heavy guitar pop.Weezer has a large die-hard fan base. With each new release since their 1994 debut,Weezer has sharpened their wicked edge and raised the bar in alternative pop. Features the single Beverly Hills'. Geffen. 2005.
Taking three-years between albums has made Weezer grow slower and more sober. But on its fifth disc the Los Angeles quartet is no more secure about its place in the world than it was a decade ago in longing tunes like "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here." Singer Rivers Cuomo, still struggling with adolescence at 34, is all apologies. "All I have to do is swing and I'm the hero/ But I'm a zero," he sings on "Perfect Situation," and "I am terrified of all things/ Frightened of the dark," on the lighters-aloft power ballad "Hold Me." The band, meanwhile, keeps things from getting too heavy by punctuating the songs with a familiar rush of bouncy new-wave melodies and fizzing power-pop riffs resulting in the hair-flinging metal of the future D.A.R.E. theme song and album high-point, "We Are All On Drugs." --Aidin Vaziri