Maladroit - Weezer
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  • Summary: When it rains it pours: After going five years without a Weezer album, fans of the quirky alt-rockers get two new discs in two years, with this (their fourth release overall) quickly following 2001's Green Album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Perfect pop fun for short attention spans.
  2. Amid all the bitching and moaning are some of the finest songs of Weezer's career. [May 2002, p.118]
  3. Maladroit combines the best parts of the three previous Weezer albums: creamy guitar riffs, addictive beats, staple "hoo hoo's" and the brilliant mystique of Cuomo’s lyrics.
  4. Maladroit is a welcome - halfway - return to form.
  5. Be forewarned: There's not much along the lines of "Island in the Sun" here.... Still, there are plenty of smart hooks and catchy vocals throughout.
  6. It seems Cuomo is destined to write great songs for as long as his heart keeps getting stepped on.
  7. The kids will tolerate Maladroit, and probably many more dull records just like it, because it’s a product of Weezer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
  1. TravisL
    Jan 13, 2007
    this album is amazing!!
  2. BretFunk
    Nov 21, 2005
    it rocks
  3. Andrew
    Jan 16, 2004
    This is a great albom from a great band. This is Weezer truly rocking it out better than anyone else is right now.
  4. HatR.
    May 26, 2002
    Weezer's green album was OK but Maladroit is way better!
  5. Oct 2, 2010
    After leaving the fans for five years without an album the released two in quick succession, there is no argument as to which one was better out of the two

    Weezers Best album, Punchy, sharp, and heavy in all of the right places.
  6. Sep 7, 2010
    Another enjoyable Weezer album... Not as good as The Blue Album or Pinkerton but Maladroit is certainly a nice listen. Songs like "Dope Nose" and "Keep Fishin" are amazing live and all the tunes are fun. Expand
  7. BrandonR.
    May 1, 2005
    Incredibly boring, formulaic, and uninspired; inevitably, it has a few bright moments, but given the blue album and Pinkerton, why in the world would you settle for this?? Expand

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