Weezer - Maladroit
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #117 / 194
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2002 Ratings: #93
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Part of me is starting to wonder how I’m gonna finish this deep dive. I don’t have a ton to say about each weezer album other than Pinkerton. I know some albums will make me mad but many of these mid albums aren’t very fun to talk about. That being said, this is probably the best “typical weezer” ever gets.

Maladroit, the 4th weezer album, is a decent moment in the ... read more
father of all but make it good
Weezer's 2002 album "Maladroit" may just be the most interesting one that I've heard so far, having a much heavier sound than their other albums, as well as having quite the melancholic edge (compared to stuff after, I've heard songs off "Pinkerton" to know that's going to be a hell of a sad album) to it that makes a lot of these tracks much more enjoyable. Especially my favorite track on here, "Death And Destruction", which has one of Rivers's best vocal ... read more
combining the blaring guitars of weezer, and the emo-esque lyrics of pinkerton actually ended up going extremely well. I am glad.
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
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