- Summary: The 14th full-length studio release for the alternative rock band led by Rivers Cuomo was produced by Jake Sinclair.
- Record Label: Atlantic
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Pop Punk
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Classic Rock MagazineMar 2, 2021An unlikely masterpiece. [Apr 2021, p.89]
Jan 28, 2021It’s solid, in other words—which isn’t damning with faint praise, rather affirming that Weezer is nailing this material. It’s in the slower, more balladry-driven songs that OK Human (the latest in a long line of stupid reference-heavy album titles, this time nodding at Radiohead’s classic) finds its openly beating heart.
Feb 2, 2021It’s the same melodies and patterns as the group have long favoured, but even the potentially cringeworthy ‘Screens’ (a song about, of course, how we’re all glued to them) barely raises a shrug when surrounded by such luscious, bombastic sounds. By focusing on minutiae, too, what is ostensibly a lockdown album (hello, reference to Zoom interviews) avoids cliche.
Jan 28, 2021The problem with OK Human isn't that Cuomo makes a facepalm-inducing Kim Jong-un reference and rhymes sad with bad, it's that there's not enough genuine pathos to outweigh the places where he can't help himself. Instead, the fleeting moments of authenticity are hidden beneath a pile of hokey one-liners, spotty vocal performances, and awkward arrangements that rely on the accompanying orchestra to provide all of the emotional depth.
Aug 20, 2021This album definitely proves that Rivers is an incredibly talented. musician. The instrumentation is simply beautiful and every track hasThis album definitely proves that Rivers is an incredibly talented. musician. The instrumentation is simply beautiful and every track has something unique to add. The backup vocals on this album are fantastic and the bass lines really hit the spot. The production is high quality, but keeps it fresh. The extra ending lines on Mirror Image add a lot, and the break in La Brea Tar Pits fits perfectly. The themes of the album are explored really well. The fear of technology on Screens may be a bit to 'boomer'-like for some, but when looking at the real world and the pandemic/lockdown, it isn't far from the truth. Same goes for the theme of loneliness and isolation. Let's hope that Weezer keeps evolving their sound in fun and creative ways, because this album is a masterpiece.… Expand
Feb 15, 2021This weezer album proves that they still have all the creativity and talent since the blue album. My only complaint being that it is a littleThis weezer album proves that they still have all the creativity and talent since the blue album. My only complaint being that it is a little short, but that could be seen as a compliment.… Expand
Dec 2, 2021As the months have gone by, my opinions have OK Human have changed, but overall I think it's still a very solid album. The instrumentation,As the months have gone by, my opinions have OK Human have changed, but overall I think it's still a very solid album. The instrumentation, writing and overall sound is great, and is definitely going to age well as time goes on.… Expand
Feb 2, 2021Just a terrible album, Weezer should stick to what they do best and not spill out this orchestral indie ****
Honestly think I'm gunna vomitJust a terrible album, Weezer should stick to what they do best and not spill out this orchestral indie ****
Honestly think I'm gunna vomit from listening to this album, searching for any redeeming qualities.
Gross 0/10… Expand
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