Maladroit

Weezer - Maladroit
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #108 / 175
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Based on 142 ratings
2002 Ratings: #74
May 14, 2002 / Release Date
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charlie17
66
Track-By-Track:
(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
Universe555
66
I enjoyed it, but the feeling of wanting more lingered a lot. It's underwhelming, but better than the green album.
Benny
69
it decent
I still don't like the sound of this tbh
liammenzies
65
There's a reason why Maladroit remains both an underrated LP in many people’s eyes and an outlier in other’s is down to the shift in sound. Prior to it, Weezer stuck to their power pop stylings with tinges of emo and garage, not really ever diving off into the deep end due to what kinda scene they were brought up against. The year was 2001 when Maladroit was recorded though and music was seeing bands like Linkin Park being the cool kids, maybe not so much critically but commercially ... read more
Plats
76
While it continues to play it safe, "Maladroit" is an improvement on the "Green Album" in many ways. The lyrics, though average, are better, the instrumentation is a lot more dynamic, the riffs and solos are great and the overall quality of the songs have improved. Overall, this is one of Weezer's most underrated albums.

Fav Tracks: Keep Fishin', Dope Nose, Burndt Jamb, December, Death And Destruction, Take Control, Fall Together, Slob

Least Fav Track: Space ... 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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