Raditude

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. Raditude is an album of surface appeal--there’s no heart beating inside these plasticized tunes.
  2. Driving yet jaunty guitars abound and backing chants fill the required spaces, yet it all comes across too much like a sub-par parody of their former selves.
  3. Raditude is not a great album or even an interesting one.
  4. In general, the choruses are forgettable, the guitars are woefully exaggerated, and the quirkiness that made Weezer a band to be cherished now seems forced and stale.
  5. Raditude is thoroughly extraneous. It is Weezer’s worst album.
  6. Raditude is a thematically vacant and sonically uninspired collection of ditties tailor-made for mainstream radio; it consistently fringes on unlistenable.
  7. Raditude is just the latest and fullest articulation of Cuomo's wincingly sad desire to become a mainstream success, [Holiday, 2009, p.79]
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 121 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 48
  2. Negative: 10 out of 48
  1. MaryH
    Nov 19, 2009
    10
    I thoroughly enjoy this album. If you're looking for the blue album you won't find it with Raditude. I think people forget that I thoroughly enjoy this album. If you're looking for the blue album you won't find it with Raditude. I think people forget that bands learn and grow with each passing year just people do. So what if it's trying to be a "pop" album? This album exhibits their fantastic musicianship, as well as well thought musical composition. It's what I know, love and expect from a Weezer Album! Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2015
    0
    This is my least favorite album of all time. This isn't because the music is necessarily bad (but it is pretty lazy). It's not because theThis is my least favorite album of all time. This isn't because the music is necessarily bad (but it is pretty lazy). It's not because the lyrics are necessarily bad (but you can't really argue for them with lines like "I will ape the goomba if you tire"). It's because I have a certain standard for Weezer- my favorite band. They have to be good. It's hard for me to think that masterpieces like Pinkerton and albums like this can come from the same band. If it wasn't Weezer it might be acceptable, but unfortunately for this album it is a Weezer album and so it mud be compared to Blue and Pinkerton, and that is where it fails. Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2015
    7
    7/10 .................................................................................................................................................