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  • Summary: This "green album," produced by Ric Ocasek, is actually the second untitled album for the Los Angeles band, not to be confused with 1994's "blue album." The album is the band's first since leader Rivers Cuomo's graduation from Harvard -- in fact, it is their first since their 1996 sophomoreThis "green album," produced by Ric Ocasek, is actually the second untitled album for the Los Angeles band, not to be confused with 1994's "blue album." The album is the band's first since leader Rivers Cuomo's graduation from Harvard -- in fact, it is their first since their 1996 sophomore effort, 'Pinkerton,' which alienated some fans with a shift toward an angrier sound. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Cuomo tones down his angst and replaces it with a sunny but dirty '70s rock core.
  2. A return to their winning formula of sugary power pop and smart-assed rants. [18 May 2001, p.80]
  3. Weezer have faced their challenge with confident, easy-going nonchalance, offering one hell of a tight little record.
  4. A 28-minute, 10-song romantic pop album that includes two gems that handily best their early geek anthems "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)."
  5. 70
    What this album lacks in a standout track it makes up for in consistency.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 77
  2. Negative: 5 out of 77
  1. mated
    Sep 27, 2006
    10
    of course, you can't compare Weezers Green Album to their prior work. TGA is a beautiful Pop Album with fantastic melodies and a of course, you can't compare Weezers Green Album to their prior work. TGA is a beautiful Pop Album with fantastic melodies and a sing-a-long feeling. Expand
  2. StephenD.
    Sep 25, 2001
    10
    each album is better than the last
  3. Kate
    Oct 25, 2001
    10
    ahhhh i love these guys
  4. DianaM.
    Jul 29, 2001
    9
    This is the second best Cd this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. kt
    Oct 17, 2001
    9
    photograph is awesome
  6. IziT
    Aug 23, 2002
    8
    I think it's a great effort. Not one of the best albums in the world (that's why it's not a 10), but you have to admit I think it's a great effort. Not one of the best albums in the world (that's why it's not a 10), but you have to admit it's a LOT better than most of the albums being released today. Not as good as the Blue album (which I think gets an 9). Well, it's been in my cd player for the last 48 hours. I mean, you can't expect albums tha deserve 10 all the time, so don't complain! Expand
  7. djdj
    Apr 11, 2002
    0
    horrible i cant believe this is weezer

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