Weezer (Teal Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Teal Album)
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #724 / 737
User Score
Based on 548 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1372
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January 24, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Crush, Atlantic / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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Consequence of Sound

It’s like live band karaoke, and everyone is invited, which is all this really boils down to at the end of the day. They’re not reinventing the wheel; they’re using it.


Respectful enough to rouse any struggling family gathering but knowing enough to amuse those in on the joke, ‘The Teal Album’ at once satirises the covers album and makes a decent stab at perfecting it.


The meticulous replications of The Teal Album aren't a million miles away from that notebook, but by having Weezer pop into familiar settings, Cuomo has created a hyper-saturated, uncanny valley, where nothing seems quite real. An ideal album for the internet, in other words.

The Needle Drop

For a covers album orchestrated by a popular rock band, The Teal Album could've turned out much worse.

Drowned in Sound

In spite of all the possible pitfalls Weezer could have faced in its delivery, The Teal Album is a truly pleasant surprise, and one of the most likeable records to have emerged in recent months.

Spill Magazine

On The Teal Album, Weezer delivers an outright hilarious choice of ten faithfully-executed classics for an overall colourful experience. Teal is the colour of a band having pure, shameless fun.

Pretty Much Amazing

For an album with both a Eurythmics cover AND a Black Sabbath cover it’s a surprisingly listenable, albeit pointless entry in their discography, Weezer has spent a decade becoming more interesting to read about than listen to.

Northern Transmissions

The covers never stray from their iconic originals at all, much less enough to warrant the cover’s existence, and the only changes are in tinny or downright annoying transposing/altering of well-known instrumentals, making the album feel immediately enjoyable and just-as-immediately disposable.

Under The Radar

I can understand Weezer forgot long ago what they were good at. I know they've forgotten how to write great songs. But here's the thing-at least they used to make better memes than this.

NOW Magazine

No band with perfect pitch has ever been this tone-deaf.

these bad bitches just melted my semen
ᴘʀᴀɪꜱᴇ ʀɪᴠᴇʀꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ꜰᴜᴄᴋ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀɪᴛɪᴄꜱ
it's all a joke guys. If it weren't for Africa this album wouldn't exist, so this album was clearly not supposed to be treated seriously.
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘙𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘤𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘦 𝘰𝘮𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 ... read more
the most unoriginal weezer ever been, literally ripping off other artists cant believe u weezer cumomo >:(
Space Vacation
They chose some fun songs to cover but not one even comes close to surpassing the original as the quintessential version.
Rivers Cuomo remains one of the most humiliating front men in the history of North American music.
Weezer release the Teal Album, and it's a covers album covering old popular songs. On paper, it sounds like an absolute disaster, and while the covers here are nowhere as good as the original songs, they're not... terrible?

I mean yeah, it does sound lame but I feel like at this point Weezer are embracing the lameness and all the memes surrounding them. Attempting to take Weezer seriously anymore is basically impossible, but I don't really mind to be honest. This album's obviously not meant to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Africa
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  4. Take on Me
  5. Happy Together
  6. Paranoid
  7. Mr. Blue Sky
  8. No Scrubs
  9. Billie Jean
  10. Stand by Me
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Added on: January 24, 2019