Weezer [2001]


Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 80
    Yup, the angst and fury of 1997's Pinkerton is a thing of the past, as the band indulges in the kind of buzzing hooks and euphonic harmonies that made songs such as "Buddy Holly" and "Undone (The Sweater Song)" such huge hits.
  2. An album of two halves, 'Green' has its pop, counterbalanced with its noise-outs but above all, it's a very traditional, straightforward tunesome half hour which slots in effortlessly with its predecessors. A welcome return? Oh yes.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    A return to their winning formula of sugary power pop and smart-assed rants. [18 May 2001, p.80]
  4. 70
    What this album lacks in a standout track it makes up for in consistency.
  5. Weezer have faced their challenge with confident, easy-going nonchalance, offering one hell of a tight little record.
  6. The 11 tracks trundle along in a generally inoffensive slipstream of occasionally admirable but mainly dull AOR silliness.
  7. Average from beginning to end.
  8. Q Magazine
    The 11 [songs] selected for The Green Album hark back to the keenly observed power pop of Weezer's multi-platinum '94 debut, and there isn't a bad apple among them. [Aug 2001, p.142]
  9. They actually took the time to make a totally crunk geek-punk record, buzzing through ten excellent tunes in less than half an hour with zero filler and enough psychosexual contortions to buy Cuomo's shrink another hot tub.
  10. 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)."
  11. It's blink-and-you’ll-miss-it running time and rather hefty price tag are the album’s only real drawbacks, proving that even after five years away, these kids can still write tunes that get stuck in your head for days.
  12. Feels a bit repetitive and perfunctory the first time through, but it's resolutely unpretentious and airtight throughout, without a wasted moment or false move.
  13. Cuomo tones down his angst and replaces it with a sunny but dirty '70s rock core.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 151 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 51
  2. Negative: 4 out of 51
  1. mated
    Sep 27, 2006
    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. Full Review »
  2. HomieBB
    Jun 26, 2006
    this is weezers best album
  3. Jonas
    Jul 17, 2004
    They should have stopped at number 2, when they were perfect.