Make Believe

Weezer - Make Believe
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2005 Ratings: #436 / 454
User Score
Based on 280 ratings
2005 Ratings: #177
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May 10, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen / Label
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i hate weeze
"...Can't wait to see what's next for these guys! ...These guys can't possibly slip up at this rate!"

Obvious foreshadowing right there.

On Make Believe, Weezer basically throw away the qualities that made them really stand out as a band, and go down the path of Top 40 pandering pop rock. The instrumentation is a lot less unique and relies on a 4 chord structure most of the time, and the melodies are less than interesting. The choruses also consist of a lot of ... read more

I mean, it wasn't totally insulting to my every being, but it did annoy me a little how it seems like the lowest common denominator of rock you can get to. The lyrics were total garbage throughout, but song structures stayed consistent, and there were some really tight grooves.

Color: Blue
FAV TRACKS: Perfect Situation, Hold Me
LEAST FAV: My Best Friend, Beverly Hills, We Are All On Drugs, Freak Me Out
I had a really great time with this on first listen. I expected it to be unlistenable, but I laughed my ass off the whole way through. And at this point, that’s all I really want from Weezer. An unintentionally hilarious album.

This is nowhere near as terrible as a lot of people say it is. Sure, if you’re looking for actual quality music, you’ll fucking despise this, but if you’re looking for a Weezer album that’s okay background music, then oh boy will this be a ... read more
I honestly wonder what Weezer fans felt like in 2005. After two classics and two more mediocre albums, Weezer finally hits their first true speedbump. But, honestly, after the disgust of Beverly Hills had washed off in the next few-ish tracks, I thought this might be another Green album, something that isn't bad, just mindlessly dull. And then "We Are All on Drugs" comes on and... yeah. This album tosses out the tiniest bit of lyrical intelligence that the previous two albums had, and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Beverly Hills
  2. Perfect Situation
  3. This Is Such a Pity
  4. Hold Me
  5. Peace
  6. We Are All On Drugs
  7. The Damage In Your Heart
  8. Pardon Me
  9. My Best Friend
  10. The Other Way
  11. Freak Me Out
  12. Haunt You Every Day
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