Weezer - Maladroit
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #116 / 191
User Score
Based on 347 ratings
2002 Ratings: #80
Liked by 10 people
May 14, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Geffen / Label / Website
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I wasn't expecting an awful lot coming back from the Green Album... but my god, I wasn't expecting this to be THIS DAMN GOOD?!

Weezer's sound might still be safer than their celebrated duology of albums, but here they trade the basic sound of the Green album for a more grungy and noisy sound and most of the time, it works absolute wonders. The instrumentation is so much better, with more interesting hooks and melodies, and Rivers' vocals sound so much more captivating and interesting. And one ... read more
Hey, thats pretty good!

i loike it
Even though I'm not a big fan of Weezer, Maladroit at least has an identity and knows what it wanted to do and executed it pretty well. Though an improvement, there's something missing about these tracks that make me want and expect more than what I got. I may like most of these tracks, but I'm in no way loving anything on here.
Weezer discography review extravaganza:

Maladroit is an oddity in Weezer's vast catalouge of albums. Thus far, is is their most technical, heavy and anthemic album to date. Many tracks are incredibly catchy and the vocals and instrumentation (e.g the amazing guitar solos) elevate this album to the next level. It takes a lot of the elements we've become used to by now and turns and twists them to make them feel fresh.

Where this album falters is in its pacing. The album, while undeniably ... read more
(1=awful 2=bad 3=alright 4=good 5=great)

Welcome back to episode 5 of charlie17 listens to weezer’s shitty back catalogue. Tonight I’m listening to an album that people say is not shitty, 2002’s “Maladroit.” My expectations are at rock f*cking bottom after hearing raditude, so let’s just see if this album is alright.

American Gigolo: Has a lot of heavy instrumentation that’s actually well implemented which is surprising considering ... read more
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Track List

  1. American Gigolo
  2. Dope Nose
  3. Keep Fishin'
  4. Take Control
  5. Death and Destruction
  6. Slob
  7. Burndt Jamb
  8. Space Rock
  9. Slave
  10. Fall Together
  11. Possibilities
  12. Love Explosion
  13. December
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