Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Weezer : Hurley

I've had little patience for Rivers Cuomo since "Ratitude" witch is audible junk in my opinion. "Hurley" isn't really much better. Yeah, the songs are tighter, but the geeky lamenting of years gone by and simplistic rhymes that would make a 3rd grader seem like Robert Frost have grated on my last nerve. Weezer has come out with some classic tracks over the years that will be listened to for quite some time, but this album comes off like a compilation of B-sides from "Make Believe" & "The Red Album". I don't subscribe to Rivers being a brilliant song writer as most people like to tout. He's average at best at this point and each album is chipping away at that geek cred armored Snuggie he so comfortably wraps around himself. This is deffinetly not an "essential album" or a "return to form" or whatever. It's just a mediocre album Weezer fans will buy blindly. I need fans like that. Stick with Weezer's singles if you want to hear the best Weezer has to offer. Albums like this are strictly for fans in my opinion. Though Hurley on the cover is pretty cool... and I would have cut them more slack if the album actually had something to do with Lost. A whole concept album about Lost from Hurley's perspective. I'd buy that. This, I shouldn't have.

1 comment:

  1. I figured the album would be like this from the moment I heard about it. I would love to here another Weezer song someday....but Is has been just crap recently. I am sorry, but songs about how you are 40 and your life is fucking awesome don't really appeal to me.