Hurley

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Sep 14, 2010
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. Hurley wrestles with serious themes - heartbreak, nostalgia, busted and unrealized dreams; the kinds of things that songwriters usually write songs about when they're on the precipice of turning 40.
  2. It's a pleasure to report, then, that Hurley is a fine album.
  3. Hurley is a reminder of why we fell in love with Weezer in the first place--the power-pop anthems, grungy rock songs, the gawd-awful yet quirky lyrics--it's all here.
  4. It's got the charm and spark of the Weezer of old, and that's a quality you just can't fake.
  5. Cuomo doesn't suppress his emotion; he just prefers sentiment, but what he loves most of all is a pure pop song and Hurley offers up its fair share.
  6. Hurley's feet are firmly rooted in the present but this collection is, without doubt, the closest the band have come to recapturing their glory days.
  7. Hurley isn't perfect, but it's the best thing Weezer have done in quite some time, and that's all we can hope for-until the next Nirvana comes along, of course.
  8. Hurley, its eighth studio album, is a surprise, the group's strongest album in recent years.
  9. Weezer remains dedicated to amped up guitars, catchy melodies, and the idea that love, humor, and pain are what make great memories and wrinkles.
  10. As the band's first disc for Epitaph following a 15-year major-label run, the stripped-down Hurley mostly delivers what you'd expect.
  11. Rivers and his Weezer buddies are oddballs but finally they're our oddballs and Hurley more than makes up for sticking by their side through one of the rockiest relationships in recent indie rock history.
  12. Hurley proves that Rivers still has some gas left in the tank.
  13. 70
    The band's aims are more modest now: have fun, get people to sing along, share a common feeling or two. Hurley achieves those goals with something approaching dignity.
  14. As they grow older, Cuomo and his bandmates will never make a record that supplants their fans' fond Pinkerton-related memories-but a few more impassioned albums like Hurley might erase the sour aftertaste of several Raditudes.
  15. The song's stitched-together feel is also emblematic of an album that feels a bit rushed.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Sep 26, 2010
    9
    Easily their best since "Maladroit". Haven't been able to take it out of the CD player. The songs are very fleshed out, sonically layered,Easily their best since "Maladroit". Haven't been able to take it out of the CD player. The songs are very fleshed out, sonically layered, and Rivers has matured as a vocalist. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2010
    10
    I have to say he seldom disappoint. He sounds more like this new band i heard. Though new but they have really pulled it off with some of teI have to say he seldom disappoint. He sounds more like this new band i heard. Though new but they have really pulled it off with some of te greatest music

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  3. Oct 2, 2010
    7
    The main problem with Weezer nowadays is their constant struggle to return to the sound of pinkerton, arguably their best album and the oneThe main problem with Weezer nowadays is their constant struggle to return to the sound of pinkerton, arguably their best album and the one that got them so many fans, and in the last 5 years, this is pretty much as close as they have got, perhaps their 3rd best album, with Maladroit being first and Pinkerton a very close second Full Review »