Maladroit - Weezer
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 77
  2. Negative: 5 out of 77

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  1. Aug 22, 2010
    9
    After researching the band when I first got into them I saw that Maladroit was there then lowest selling album as well as least popular amongst fans. But as I continued to read further I discovered it was actually well liked by hardcore Weezer fans. I purchased the album and immediately heard the difference from anything they have released before but also loved it at the same time. IAfter researching the band when I first got into them I saw that Maladroit was there then lowest selling album as well as least popular amongst fans. But as I continued to read further I discovered it was actually well liked by hardcore Weezer fans. I purchased the album and immediately heard the difference from anything they have released before but also loved it at the same time. I enjoyed every song and loved the crunchy guitar riffs and solos. This is my third favourite Weezer album, obviously behind Blue and Pinkerton. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2010
    9
    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.
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    9
    Really good stuff. Rocks harder than any other W album - has a dark edge. Cuomo was still angry, and he was producing some of best music at this time.
  4. Sep 26, 2014
    9
    Very Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Sep 29, 2014
    9
    A very under-rated album! While the lyrics are nothing special, the musicality is completely genius. River's guitar work is the best that's he's done, a mix of Hendrix and Van Halen, and is the best part of this album. It has a lot of strong influences as well, with some Brit-pop and heavy metal. Which seems on paper that it will not work, but it does! There's some funk, Burndt JambA very under-rated album! While the lyrics are nothing special, the musicality is completely genius. River's guitar work is the best that's he's done, a mix of Hendrix and Van Halen, and is the best part of this album. It has a lot of strong influences as well, with some Brit-pop and heavy metal. Which seems on paper that it will not work, but it does! There's some funk, Burndt Jamb being the main one, as well as rapid-fire punk songs! There's also the occasional ballads, with Death and Destruction and Take Control coming to mind, that are able to blend well with the rest of this fast paced album. This is such a great, guitar oriented, experimental and fun album, even if there is a few filler tracks. Expand
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Amid all the bitching and moaning are some of the finest songs of Weezer's career. [May 2002, p.118]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.