Weezer (Red Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
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Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #641 / 742
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Based on 228 ratings
2008 Ratings: #172
June 3, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
DGC, Interscope / Label
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After what was, to my ears, one of the most dreadful records of its decade, having a harmless, kind of fun pop record isn’t all that bad, and it does do things that separate it from the other albums I’ve heard from the band so far.
For one thing, it shares vocal duties with the entire band, to varying degrees of success. Rivers sounds pretty good, even if the things he says are still stupid (I’ll get on to that later) while Scott and Patrick are mediocre. But Brian ... read more
(1=awful 2=bad 3=alright 4=good 5=great)

PART 4 of I want to die kill me now also known as listening to weezer’s garbage back catalogue. Today we’re listening to Weezer’s third self titled album known more commonly as the red album. Now I have a special history with this album, my parents played it all the time in the car when I was a kid, so maybe I’ll have nostalgia for it. Who knows? Whatever happens, it absolutely can NOT be as bad as make believe or ... read more
at least some progress was made from make believe, as this isnt NEARLY as bad. the red album is fun and upbeat for the most part, but there is very little substance to it. i wasnt expecting the lyrical skill that was on pinkerton, but i was hoping for rivers to get back into it after the horrible funk he was in during the make believe days. the hooks on this project are pretty brilliant as well, and i could see many of these tracks being played on the radio even today. but as a piece of ... read more

“Red Album” isn’t as bad as people make it out as. With its large range of particular sounds, I feel like there’s something here for everyone, and not just because of the safe choices they made. Each track has a distinctive vibe, which only adds to this record’s feeling of being an oddball.

Color: Yellow
FAV TRACKS: The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, Pork and Beans, The Angel and the One, Heart Songs, Everybody Get Dangerous, Dreamin’
LEAST FAV: ... read more
“Hey, it isn’t that bad”, I say while desperately trying to cling onto the belief that this album is mostly a joke.

Favourite Tracks: Pork And Beans, The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, Troublemaker

Least Favourite Track: Cold Dark World
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Track List

  1. Troublemaker
  2. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)
  3. Pork And Beans
  4. Heart Songs
  5. Everybody Get Dangerous
  6. Dreamin'
  7. Thought I Knew
  8. Cold Dark World
  9. Automatic
  10. The Angel And The One
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