AOTY 2019

Maladroit

Weezer - Maladroit
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #111 / 183
User Score
Based on 204 ratings
2002 Ratings: #93
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
exception
70
a huge improvement from the green album, but it still leaves me wanting more. the spectacular guitars that were on the blue album and pinkerton make a return; the instrumentation as a whole is really terrific on this LP. lyrics were pretty average, but this was still a good album
fav tracks: american gigolo, dope nose, love explosion, december
TreyLikesBands
81
Great

'Maladroit' is the closest thing Weezer will ever get to noise rock. This record has a different feeling and identity than the rest of their projects, and it's shown in the boisterous and cacophonous mood here.

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: Slob, Dope Nose, Keep Fishin', American Gigolo, Death and Destruction, Space Rock
LEAST FAV: Love Explosion, Burndt Jamb
Songsearcher1
65
A step-up from Green, but still doesn't capture what Weezer is capable of. For one thing, the heavier riffs of Pinkerton return, and I did really smile when I heard the intro to American Gigolo. The solos are also quite decent, although some can feel very unnecessary. The disappointing thing is the subtle, but noticeable, drop-off in quality. The first few songs made me hopeful, the rest were decent and then the closing minutes were incredibly dull. Talking about minutes, each song, on average, ... 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.
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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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