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  • Summary: The latest album for the California rock band features a guest appearance by Lil Wayne.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. Ultimately, it's Weezer's deft mixing of immediately hummable rock with lyrics that reveal Cuomo's own melancholy gaze on the pop landscape that makes Raditude a passionate surrender to growing up and a throw-your-arms-up-and-scream ride down the other side of the mid-life roller coaster.
  2. Raditude sounds like a high-stakes game of chicken, and the intellectual gamesmanship becomes more satisfying than the music.
  3. Raditude seems intent on establishing itself as a now album, sacrificing any sort of cohesive vibe for a pop-friendly disc designed for car stereos to be turned to 11.
  4. Hooks only go so far, and outside of 'Put Me Back Together' and 'I Don’t Want To Let You Go,' Cuomo doesn’t appear interested in propping them up with human emotions.
  5. Weezer disappoints again. The rest of the tracks are, for the most part, more throwaway power-pop in the vein of the "Red Album."
  6. Raditude is an album of surface appeal--there’s no heart beating inside these plasticized tunes.
  7. Under The Radar
    10
    Raditude is just the latest and fullest articulation of Cuomo's wincingly sad desire to become a mainstream success, [Holiday, 2009, p.79]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 56
  2. Negative: 14 out of 56
  1. MaryH
    Nov 19, 2009
    10
    I thoroughly enjoy this album. If you're looking for the blue album you won't find it with Raditude. I think people forget that I thoroughly enjoy this album. If you're looking for the blue album you won't find it with Raditude. I think people forget that bands learn and grow with each passing year just people do. So what if it's trying to be a "pop" album? This album exhibits their fantastic musicianship, as well as well thought musical composition. It's what I know, love and expect from a Weezer Album! Expand
  2. SnuggieF
    Nov 17, 2009
    10
    I think Rivers Cuomo is hot and sexy-I don't really care about the music. He could sing a song about a trash can and I would like it. I think Rivers Cuomo is hot and sexy-I don't really care about the music. He could sing a song about a trash can and I would like it. Too bad he's married! Another good one that got away! Expand
  3. ParadornS
    Nov 17, 2009
    9
    Raditude is a unique exotic album. First time hearing will make you be quite shock if you like their previous albums. Because this work Raditude is a unique exotic album. First time hearing will make you be quite shock if you like their previous albums. Because this work packed full of pop music to catch your fine ears. That's not the way the old Weezer works anyway but I very feel great after listing to it a few times. Expand
  4. Aug 22, 2010
    7
    I enjoyed this album for what it was, that being a very poppy rock album. Definitely no where as good as their older albums Raditude still hadI enjoyed this album for what it was, that being a very poppy rock album. Definitely no where as good as their older albums Raditude still had very catchy tunes. Despite this I believe it to be the worst Weezer album. Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    5
    Raditude, Weezer's 7th studio album, starts off in promising fashion with opening track "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want YouRaditude, Weezer's 7th studio album, starts off in promising fashion with opening track "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To". Next we have the unfortunately named "I'm You Daddy" which has a decent hook and a typical Weezer chorus. Unfortunately things go rapidly downhill from here and by the time we get to the end of the record you start feeling sorry for the once great Rivers Cuomo and the fact that a man who was once rightly considered a surf punk genius has been reduced to this. The last third of the album is painful to listen to. I have to give credit where its due for the first 2 tracks and a few others that tread along mediocrity territory without being offensively bad. If your a fan of early Weezer then avoid this to keep your romantic notions of the band intact. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2016
    3
    Raditude is rightfully considered one of Weezer's worst. Only "I Want You To" is a track from this record that could possibly be considered inRaditude is rightfully considered one of Weezer's worst. Only "I Want You To" is a track from this record that could possibly be considered in a collection of the band's best lead singles, but would have to settle for an honorable mention in that scenario. Expand
  7. LyleS.
    Nov 4, 2009
    0
    As anyone that gives this record a peep of praise ever realized how painfully forced River's lyrics are? They make him sound like a As anyone that gives this record a peep of praise ever realized how painfully forced River's lyrics are? They make him sound like a 11-year-old trying to act like a 15-year-old. If the argument is made that he's trying make some deep social critique about the superficiality of it all, spare me the optimism. All River's is trying to do is become Kiss part 2. It's turning into a bloody mess. This criticism isn't even because I'm an old school Weezer fan. Its from cutting through an enamel thin pop to see this necrotic nerd with a lightening bolt guitar strap. If Weezer has become a bad reality cartoon then i guess this all works. (PS I've listen to ratitude and the rating is for the record). Expand

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