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  1. Negative: 79 out of 256

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  1. Jun 25, 2012
    I've split Weezer into 3 periods. Early Days (Blue and Pinkerton) which were their peak, Early 00's (Green and Maladroit) which were not quite as good but still really good fun, then you have everything that followed - Mediocrity. This is the start of the third Weezer period. The lead single "Bevely Hills" doesn't really sound like a Weezer track, more American Rock than surf/geek punk pop. The good songs (We are All on Drugs, The Other Way) on this are great but they are few and far between. The rest of the songs on this record are poor and this album is where I got off the Weezer train to be honest. Expand
  2. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    Not a terrible album but not a good one either. Average at best.
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    A couple of really good tracks do a valiant effort for trying to make up for other poorly written, fairly bad songs. Don't get me wrong, I love Weezer, and if I let that bias in this review, I give it 10/10, but I find myself listening to their other albums more often than Make Believe.
  4. Aug 22, 2010
    A very inconsistent album that still has enough good songs to make it good. The first half is great and favourites are Hold Me and Peace. From there I find the album goes downhill with songs that have mediocre lyrics. I find that out of all Weezer albums I listen to this the least. I rated it the same as Raditude as it does have deeper songs, however it is not as catchy and fun. Despite this I still enjoy it and feel it earns a 7 rating. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 8 out of 25
  1. Weezer's most conventional disc... a cleaner-sounding record heavy on way-earnest power ballads. [13 May 2005, p.85]
  2. A breakthrough for Weezer... Cuomo's songs are his most plaintive and brilliant since Pinkerton. [19 May 2005, p.74]
  3. Sometimes an album is just awful. Make Believe is one of those albums.