Weezer [2001]

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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. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    A return to their winning formula of sugary power pop and smart-assed rants. [18 May 2001, p.80]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 82
  2. Negative: 5 out of 82
  1. GeorgeL.
    Sep 10, 2001
    10
    Yeah Buddy!
  2. wiggyc.
    Oct 23, 2001
    10
    this album really is classic, i could listen to the thing on repeat for hours...
  3. 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
  4. Sep 7, 2010
    9
    Solid effort from Weezer... Probably third best album behind The Blue Album and Pinkerton, "Island in the Sun" is especially fun live and theSolid effort from Weezer... Probably third best album behind The Blue Album and Pinkerton, "Island in the Sun" is especially fun live and the songs flow nicely and make for a hell of a listen. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2013
    8
    Rivers have again shown that his songwriting hasn't gone down with the split up after Pinkerton. Though the two first albums are absolutelyRivers have again shown that his songwriting hasn't gone down with the split up after Pinkerton. Though the two first albums are absolutely outstanding Weezer has still created an album that contains hit singles as well as other great "non single" songs. Sure, some of the brilliance has gotten away, compare "Falling for you" with "O girlfriend" for example, but it's still a great record that deserves attention. Expand
  6. May 11, 2016
    7
    A successful comeback in its own right following a 5-year layoff from the limelight. Rivers was clearly still embarrassed at the time aboutA successful comeback in its own right following a 5-year layoff from the limelight. Rivers was clearly still embarrassed at the time about Pinkerton and so the lyrics here are not very personal or retrospective. But like the music, they are still a lot of fun, all at a digestible 28 minutes. Expand
  7. djdj
    Apr 11, 2002
    0
    horrible i cant believe this is weezer

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