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If cover albums are your thing then get it. Love everything but stand by me. No scrubs is hilarious. If you don’t like song covers then don’t buy it. I’d say the originals are still better but this isn’t as bad as people make it out to be
I’ve always loved Weezer! I use to tease the un-be-weezers that they needed to be more open minded. But weezer is kind of an acquired taste. Listening to these covers by Weezer that are spot on blew my mind a little because I didn’t really care for these songs when they first came out. I kinda turned my nose up a little like those were to mainstream. But now however many years later I listened because it’s Weezer duh it’s going to be good and it is. I realized I guess I wasn’t as open minded as I thought I was. Thanks for the lesson and for blowing my mind ✯
No need to be so critical of this record. Is it perfect, no. But it's just a good time. I don't think it's exactly meant to be anything "deeper" than what it is, they're not trying to reinterpret or redo anything with these songs. Just sit back and enjoy.
I get people wanting to hear a new take on a classic and it appears Weezer stuck closely to the original versions. However, some times trying to put a new spin on things doesn't always work. See Metallica's version of Die Die My Darling, Rob Zombie covering the Ramones (I try to burn that from my memory) or Danzig doing A Girl Like You with his mumbled lyrics. At the very least, I found the songs on this album to be OK but not something I HAVE to have.
One of the better cover albums I ever heard. Was already a fan This made me like me Weezer even more Great mix of songs.. My kids even love it...they ask me to replay songs All the time. While we’re driving
The album is fun, silly and a joyous homage to musical peers that they must have listened to at some point in their youth. No one can say, other than the band members, how this selection of songs influenced their own personal craft. However, to say it’s boring is ignoring the fact that these lads could have easily twisted the knife on all of them but chose to remain faithful to the recipe that made them great. What this is is a sonic love letter and we get to hear it. It makes me respect them more. Bravo gents!
Not sure what people are getting all worked up about. My first listen through, my impression was “80’s cover songs with feedback.” But through each following play-through, I realized how Rivers and the gang were really showing their musical chops. Being able to capture the original essence of songs is a lot harder than it sounds, and I found myself impressed with the level of musicianship displayed in the song arrangements. While I wouldn’t have minded a more “Weezer-like” take on some of the pieces, they’re fine to listen to. That “Take on Me” cover is pretty awesome, as well as the video for it.
Enough, Weezer defenders; the band peaked decades ago and this album is just more proof of their lack of creativity. Instead of doing an interesting cover, they did a whole album of uninteresting, by the numbers takes on good songs. Nothing all that different or good, and the songs aren’t even offensively bad... but why bother? You’d be better off listening to the originals. I mean, why not cover other songs from wholly different genres than pop/rock? Such a wasteful studio production.
Why would anyone ever buy, let aone listen to this? Some great songs they have chosen, but one is not sure if it's an homage, a mockery , a sly nod to irony, Weezer thinking that they are slumming it by playing such "silly" songs. I would rather be in a crowded bar listening to a good cover band than Weezer doing this and doing it poorly. A silly idea and album.
Dogears42 are you serious. Hahahaha. I can’t imagine you Mcdonalds Yelp review. The Bigmac was big, but lacked the over tone and rich beef flavor of the waygu burger I ate at Mooo... Pretty sure they made this album for themselves. We are just lucky enough they put down on wax.... I’m mean digitally recorded.
I have to admit, I wasn't sure when I looked over the tracklist. I think everyone has heard the Toto story ad nauseum, but the other selections seemed like a curious mix. TLC? Really? But.Then.I.Tried.IT. It wasn't bad, on first listen...and THEN, after being on heavy repeat, I've really come around to embrace this interpretation. They are all good, spanning an eclectic range. Do it. Listen to it. Accept.
I had been a Weezer fan since the Blue Album. However, when the Raditude album was hyped and subsequently sucked like a black hole. It was the poison pill that ended my loyalty, maybe I needed to listen to it a few times like Pinkerton; nope. That one was bad, bad-bad, like Star Wars Christmas special bad; where they should go out and buy all the traces of it’s existence and shoot it off into space as a warning to extra-terrestrial life to avoid this planet. Love you Rivers.
What record deal are they trying to get out of? Weezer covering a mediocre song like ‘Africa’ seems like a play to force a record company to dump them. That or they may be really old and tone deaf by now. This album makes me sad for them