River gives no fuqs
And it’s kinda nice
(Srsly, no scrubs??? I’m ded.)
LOVE the throwback!
I have always loved Weezer. They take me back to a time before kids and bills and the adult life in general. I love this album!
Just got here
By buck stewsrt
John is there
What was the iTunes reviewer smoking when he thought Weezer covered "I'm A Believer" for the Shrek soundtrack? Even the aboriginal tribes of Australia know it was Smash mouth.
Weezer and Tears for Fears
Weezer is not Smashmouth
Love the album, but don't know who wrote the description. Weezer was not on the Shrek soundtrack, that's Smashmouth. Do your job better.
Album is solid
The album is solid, but the review stating they covered "I'm a Believer" on Shrek is off... This album is better than any Smash Mouth album.
Was hoping for a real weezer twist, but something’s should just be left alone. I really did enjoy Africa which is why they received the stars at all.
Enjoy it for what it is, get over the blue album and Pinkerton already...
Not sure what people are getting all worked up about. My first listen through, my impression was “80’s cover songs with feedback.” But through each following play-through, I realized how Rivers and the gang were really showing their musical chops. Being able to capture the original essence of songs is a lot harder than it sounds, and I found myself impressed with the level of musicianship displayed in the song arrangements. While I wouldn’t have minded a more “Weezer-like” take on some of the pieces, they’re fine to listen to. That “Take on Me” cover is pretty awesome, as well as the video for it.
Enough, Weezer defenders; the band peaked decades ago and this album is just more proof of their lack of creativity.
Instead of doing an interesting cover, they did a whole album of uninteresting, by the numbers takes on good songs. Nothing all that different or good, and the songs aren’t even offensively bad... but why bother? You’d be better off listening to the originals.
I mean, why not cover other songs from wholly different genres than pop/rock? Such a wasteful studio production.