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Make Believe [Enhanced]

WeezerAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 10, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000850JP8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Beverly Hills
2. Perfect Situation
3. This Is Such A Pity
4. Hold Me
5. Peace
6. We Are All On Drugs
7. The Damage In Your Heart
8. Pardon Me
9. My Best Friend
10. The Other Way
11. Freak Me Out
12. Haunt You Every Day

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Description

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.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a weezer we can be content with May 15, 2005
By Tea
Format:Audio CD
For a bit of a background about the meaning of this album:

I first met weezer sometime after pinkerton came out, during a time when weezer was thought to be no more. Their first two albums quickly became my favorite (and still are). To clarify, i am a pinkerton-weezer fan.

so, naturally, i was overjoyed when i heard weezer had suddenly come back to give us the green album. I bought it and was disappointed in less than 30 minutes. (that's it? were's the rest?). yeah, there were a few catchy tunes, but it wasn't the weezer we all knew and loved. Then maladroit came out, and i thought, finally! we'll get the real weezer back! but sadly no, it wasn't.

For those who are not aware, the green album brought about a segregation between weezer fans. Some fans (the "green" fans) love the pop-tunes of the green album, maybe they liked a few songs from the blue album once they found them later, but they all agreed that pinkerton somehow sucked. Then there was the "blue" fans who loved the old weezer and thought pinkerton was the greatest album ever. Even though most were happy that weezer was back, they were disappointed that weezer wan't weezer and had become nothing more than shallow pop music.

As for album #5, i think this album has the power to unite the fans so that we can all listen to a single weezer CD together. it's all 4 CDs roled into one. Actually, I think this album is a bit of an apology to pinkerton fans, who he knows were disappointed with the last two albums (or maybe i'm just happy thinking that it is). Tracks like "Pardon Me" and "The Other Way" are what give me that feeling.

This is the weezer hopefully everyone can be content with. Don't buy it and expect pinkerton.
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93 of 128 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bake me live... May 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I've been a big Weezer fan since the beginning, and looking back upon the Green Album and Maladroit now, I have to admit they were disappointing, when you know the musical depth these guys are capable of.

And therefore their fifth album, Make Believe, was much anticipated, both with a good measure of dread and a little chink of hope...

I'm just back from the shop, listening to it for the second time, and if you could see my face right now, you could tell whether the album is good or not... but well, you can't so I'm going to tell you: I'm beaming!

I'm so glad, even relieved, that the guys are back on track. Rivers's voice (you know, this voice that can make you cry) is back, and although the melodies are great, maybe they don't compare to the Blue Album and Pinkerton in terms of genius, but the songs do have what I was so craving for: emotion, power, and layers (very important, that). You can listen to a song ten times and still discover another a hidden riff at the eleventh.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to drown into the music and enjoy...
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So polished, you can see right through it October 24, 2006
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This album is easily inferior to Weezer's previous classics, the 'Blue' album and "Pinkerton". However, I get the feeling that people pretty much stopped expecting greatness out of Weezer after "Maladroit", anyway...

That being said, this album is nowhere near as good as their earlier output, but in fairness is also much less unlistenable than the 'Green' album. Don't expect any of these songs to grab you, but don't expect to be completely disgusted, either. If you're not too picky when it comes to harmless, bubble-gum power-pop, you're bound to like some aspects of this album. "Perfect Situation" and "The Damage In Your Heart" are both perfectly decent songs. It's just that two of the singles from this album, "Beverly Hills" and "We Are All on Drugs", are hands down the two worst songs that Weezer have ever recorded. The other songs? They didn't seem to leave much of an impression on me one way or another. This album is for die-hard Weezer fans only...or at least the die-hard Weezer fans not already turned off by the steadily decreasing quality of their musical output, anyway.

It's disappointing to see this band lower their standards to this harmless, forgettable batch of songs. We know the greatness that Weezer is capable of, but we've seen only faint glimmers of it since they came back in 2001. It makes one wonder if they should have even come back in the first place. Sure, they've had a run of success to rival their mid 90's hey-day, but nobody is going to remember this album in 10 years. I can gurantee you, however, that people out there are still going to be talking about the Blue album and "Pinkerton" at that point in time. They're found success, but at the expense of their previous musical legacy.

There have been rumors that this is in fact their last album. It's probably for the best.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By abomb
Format:Audio CD
First let me preface this review by saying that I am a huge fan of Weezer's first four studio albums. In fact, Pinkerton is one of my favorite albums of all time and the Blue Album was the very first CD I ever purchased. With that being said, please let me express my anguish and sorrow over Weezer's horrific fifth album, Maladroit. While I realize I am reviewing this album about a year and a half too late, I just hope I can protect even the most casual music fan from making one of the worst purchases of his/her life.

I can still remember buying this album the day it came out in May of 2005. The sun was shining, I was just beginning my summer break after a stressful Spring semester, and I was stoked for new Weezer. Even though I had already heard the God-awful "Beverly Hills" on the radio, I remained positive as I recalled I was not particularly fond of "Hash Pipe" when it was first released, but the Green Album was still very solid. So, I bought the CD at my local Best Buy and immediately placed it into my car's stereo.

I immediately skipped the first track, "Beverly Hills," and listened to "Perfect Situation." This song was a little different than I had expected, but I thought it wasn't too bad -just not up to Weezer's previous excellence. Then, much to my dismay, beginning with the third track, "This is Such a Pity," things went down hill FAST. Every subsequent song, save for "The Damage in Your Heart," was terrible. The music, the lyrics...everything...GUT WRENCHING AWFUL. While I will be the first to admit that Weezer never really penned the best lyrics, at least they were off-beat and somewhat humorous. The lyrics present on Make Believe are the most pedestrian, trite, and overall weak lyrics I think I have ever had the displeasure of enduring.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We all live in Beverly Hills!
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 5 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up for Make Believe!
Before there was Weezer, there was Weeze...Sorry, that's a different story. :-)

I have been a fan of Weezer all the way since the Blue Album back in 1994. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars great album!
overall a pretty decent album, great singles and good other songs too. good price used would recomend this thanks! a
Published 9 months ago by jon m
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Weezer's best...
...but there are definitely some catchy songs on here.
And of course, the ever-popular Beverly Hills. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cai
4.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Weezer!
Yes, they have better albums, but this is great. As long as I love half the songs in any album, it's a good album :)
Published 13 months ago by Lana Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album!
I love this album! Enough said. The only song that I don't love is the song we are all on drugs.
Published 14 months ago by neil frazer
2.0 out of 5 stars I like two songs on "Make "Believe"
I bought this and "Maladriot" together for my first Weezer albums. I like "Maladriot" a lot, but don't like "Make Believe." It's too lite and commercial sounding. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Rock10
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album: Reminds me of Blue
All in all, this is a very good album. The only song that really stands out as weaker then the rest is Beverly Hills, which is actually the first song that got me into Weezer. Read more
Published on September 15, 2011 by Noreen Price
4.0 out of 5 stars Matured and back on top
While this album has retained some of those experimental elements which made their previous release less than their best, they have honed the ability to make it work while blending... Read more
Published on March 13, 2011 by Shane Windham
4.0 out of 5 stars WEEZER usual
After the near miss Maladriot this CD first released Beverly Hills...which was kind of too popish. I bought it nonetheless and was glad I did. Read more
Published on February 20, 2010 by Leif A. Ostgard
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