Weezer (Red Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #636 / 735
User Score
Based on 160 ratings
2008 Ratings: #132
June 3, 2008 / Release Date
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DGC, Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

charlie17
58
Track-By-Track:
(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
ThrowBackG
79
Y'all, you do realize this is intentionally one giant joke...right?
liammenzies
40
A lot of people thought that Weezer was just a vessel for Cuomo, the rest of the act just going along with it and not contributing much bar the bare essentials, maybe a little backing falsetto to help things out. Not on Red Album though.

If you have a look at the credits for Red, you’ll see Rivers isn’t the only one on lead vocal duties or even when it comes to writing: Brian Bell, Scott Shrine and Patrick Wilson all get a chance to show off their pipes anddd they really ... read more
Plats
60
This is A LOT better than “Make Believe”! It can be dumb fun and when it reaches its highs, they’re really big highs. But “The Red Album” feels extremely disjointed and Rivers’ lyrics are still pretty bad.

Fav Tracks: The Angel And The One, Pork And Beans, The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, Thought I Knew, Automatic

Least Fav Tracks: Heart Songs, Dreamin'

Score:
6
Fair
exception
58
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
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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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