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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: 47 out of 61
  2. Negative: 5 out of 61
  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. Aug 22, 2010
    9
    Nothing can compare to Blue and Pinkerton, but Green manages to hold its own and deliver a very good pop rock album. All of the songs areNothing can compare to Blue and Pinkerton, but Green manages to hold its own and deliver a very good pop rock album. All of the songs are catchy and you can listen to the whole album in just 30 minutes. Not as deep as most Weezer records, I still find myself listening to it if I just want good fun rock. Expand
  5. BenjaminT
    Jun 28, 2007
    8
    it was a good album. it was a change from the blue album and pinkerton. but i like it. no song is bad on this album, and some songs are just it was a good album. it was a change from the blue album and pinkerton. but i like it. no song is bad on this album, and some songs are just pure awesome. one thing a didnt really like about the album is alot ( almost all) guitar solos were the product of duplicating the melody of the chorus. but overall, a good album Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    7
    Definitely not Weezer's best *coughPinkertoncough* but a solid album nonetheless. This is the kind of album that deserves to just be listenedDefinitely not Weezer's best *coughPinkertoncough* but a solid album nonetheless. This is the kind of album that deserves to just be listened to straight through- a task which is, sadly, over in less than half an hour. Short but sweet, carefree power pop at its finest. Expand
  7. djdj
    Apr 11, 2002
    0
    horrible i cant believe this is weezer

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