A Guilty Pleasure
33 / 5
By A lifelong ff fan
It's not always easy being a Weezer fan. But if you're a Weezer fan, you probably already know this. Most long time fans agree that Blue and Pinkerton are great, and then it gets more challenging. The Red Album is perhaps the most challenging of their Self-Titled ventures. Oh, and it came out in 2008, not 1994 like iTunes says.
Troublemaker: Really catchy...but geez, not a song I necessarily want someone to catch me rocking out on. It will be fine for many, I just feel I'm too old for it. (I do love "You wanted arts and crafts. How's this for arts and crafts? Wah-na-na-na-na-na!)
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived: Super interesting, tons of different styles switched to throughout. No problem singing top of my lungs bythe end of this.
Pork And Beans: Catchy, but again, i feel too old for this level of pop in my rock.
Everybody Get Dangerous: Just feels like an equally embarrassing companion of Make Believe's "We Are All On Drugs"
Dreamin': Love it. Even the "bluebirds in the meadow part," it just works. And the slow ramp up of tempo at the end... One of my favorites
Thought I Knew: Brian Bell on lead vocals... Nice change up.
Overall, this is my least favorite of the Self Titled's, but there is some solid stuff that I wouldn't want my Weezer collection to be without. Not great, not terrible, 3 stars.