AOTY 2019

Make Believe

Weezer - Make Believe
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2005 Ratings: #422 / 441
User Score
Based on 202 ratings
2005 Ratings: #137
May 10, 2005 / Release Date
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Geffen / Label
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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

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
edit: originally a 41. ignore the review below me, i wrote it when i was out and gave the album a half-baked listen since i kept passing out in the back of the car. Again, another famous trainwreck from Weezer, but lil' ol me comes with the voice of reasoning, somewhat. The album maintains it's aesthetics of pop-rock radio mainstream thing for Rivers to appeal to a more mass audience. It indeed worked since the album really blew up. Pretty much, this album is a test of patience that I can bet ... read more
i never want to listen to this album again. it was boring and uninspired and just didnt match up to what was in weezer's previous discography. the intrumentals were repetitive and tedious, and at least three of the hooks consisted of "oh oh oh oooooohhh oh oh" and no real words. nothing was new, and the only song i could go back to is beverly hills, and even that makes me cringe.
least fav tracks: this is such a pity, we are all on drugs, my best friend
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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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