Scott & Rivers - Scott & Rivers
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  • Summary: Allister bassist Scott Murphy teamed up with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo on this Japanese language rock release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 9, 2013
    80
    With only the occasional chorus in English, singing along is tricky for us gaijin, but melodically these might be Rivers' catchiest songs since The Green Album. That makes this a hit in anyone's language. [25 May 2013, p.53]
  2. 70
    Cheese aside, this record is best heard with your heart and not with your head.
  3. Jul 9, 2013
    50
    All things considered, there’s little to make one hope that this project will bloom into more than just a curiosity for the two songwriters. It’s just so difficult to imagine this being done more than once.
  4. Jul 9, 2013
    49
    It would sound overproduced for 1998 yet seems curiously rinky-dink compared to the current pop maximalism of any continent; Scott & Rivers splits most of its time between ruthlessly utilitarian power pop and midtempo, jangly acoustic alt-rock that reimagines the break between Pinkerton and the Green Album as one where Cuomo ditched Harvard for higher education in the form of Stroke 9 or Eve 6 CDs.