Weezer - Maladroit
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Based on 9 reviews
2002 Ratings: #116 / 191
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Based on 298 ratings
2002 Ratings: #117
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May 14, 2002 / Release Date
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Geffen / Label
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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
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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

'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
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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