Weezer (Red Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Ratings: #652 / 758
User Score
Based on 294 ratings
2008 Ratings: #209
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June 3, 2008 / Release Date
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DGC, Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

RakkSmells
62
Weezer return with their self titled Red Album, and while this album is a definite improvement from their previous disaster Make Believe with more interesting production, lyrics and overall better music, it is definitely one of their most hit or miss albums to date. They kick off the album with three great tracks, including their very own Bohemian Rhapsody, The Greatest Man That Ever Lived. I honestly can't even tell if I like it or not, it's a very dumb song but maybe that's what makes it so ... read more
Songsearcher1
60
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
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
Audi_Alt
94
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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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Year End Lists

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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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