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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: 44 out of 58
  2. Negative: 5 out of 58
  1. ZezeN.
    Aug 19, 2001
    10
    Definitely a 10...this CD rocks!
  2. DanielP.
    Oct 16, 2001
    10
    They've once again proved true to be the best band out there...welcome back!
  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. superman
    Jan 4, 2004
    9
    needs a couple more tracks to be perfect
  5. 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
  6. Spree
    Sep 13, 2004
    7
    This is a great album, though not as good as Pinkerton...
  7. djdj
    Apr 11, 2002
    0
    horrible i cant believe this is weezer

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