Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Critic Score
Based on 33 reviews
2014 Ratings: #735 / 975
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Based on 479 ratings
2014 Ratings: #209
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Consequence of Sound

In revisiting those times, in trying to get back in touch with that man, he and the rest of Weezer have created something that’s completely unique to their catalog, a record that tries its damnedest to feel alienated by the conflicts of the past, but discovers that it’s actually at peace with them.


In short, it sounds like Weezer. Those magic chord changes, the wiry guitar licks, Rivers Cuomo’s awkward, faltering vocals – these may be brand new songs, but they’re all so immediately familiar that, as the title may suggest, they create one almighty aural comfort blanket. 

Rolling Stone

The tracks devoted to Weezer's bond with their listeners are the most tormented and theatrical, as if Cuomo and Co. stitched together their own American Idiot.


There's a sense that Weezer made another record of massive, hooky rock not only because that's what the fans want but because they know it's what they do best.

A.V. Club

While the record is first and foremost concerned with winning back the faithful, in its most abandon-free moments Everything forgets it’s a return-to-roots album and takes some exciting leaps.


Rivers' lyrics are just as bad as they've always been, the band's sense of pop-song structure is still the backbone of every track, but that doesn't matter when everyone is having fun.


While the tones of their youth can be really, really difficult to recreate—EWBAITE shows that they can still be pretty good, too.


It’s no ‘Pinkerton’, but Weezer, finally, are back on track.


Ultimately, there will be scores of fans that will say this is the best Weezer album in years, but the truth is much deeper than that: even with its flaws, this is easily the best album Weezer has released in over a decade.

The Needle Drop
Weezer writes some of its best--and worst--songs in years.

Everything Will Be Alright in the End doesn’t set a new benchmark for Weezer, but hopefully it can go lengths to ridding them of the ridiculously unfair catch-22 they’ve faced.

Drowned in Sound

In spite of its moments of charm, it’s a far cry from being either a fun retreat into 20 years ago, nor is it any indication that Weezer's reputation will be in better health 20 years from now.

The Skinny

EWBAITE chugs hard and whines with its heart on its sleeve, and while they’re longer in tooth, the unstoppable Weezer still say it like it is.


Everything Will Be Alright in the End echoes much of Weezer's past, but the real selling point here is that, for the first time since Pinkerton, it feels like a coherent album as opposed to a loose collection of songs. 


While Cuomo might be frustratingly stuck in himself, Everything Will Be Alright In The End shows that he’s taking the first trepidatious steps into an earnest reflection on what it’s taken to be the man he’s become.

Tiny Mix Tapes

The most passable =W= moments on EWBAITE are also those that are embarrassing enough to punch holes in the teenage bedroom wall that is your faith. But Weezer are embarrassing; they’ve always been embarrassing. What they’ve rarely been is dull, which is precisely what these canny imitations are.

Pretty Much Amazing

Everything Will Be Alright in the End is without a doubt better than anything the band has released in the past 10 years, but it’s not a great Weezer album – not by a stretch. 

The 405

In the End still has its fair share of the innocuous, ordinary, Weezer-by-numbers stuff that has turned people away. Weezer-by-numbers can still produce satisfactory pop, but it's hard to find complete consistency with it.

The Line of Best Fit

Overall this record feels like a pocket in time and the breeze of nostalgia is welcome in parts but is wholly unsatisfying.

Reject humanity, return to Ithaka.
I ended the last review with a simple "Good job Weezer?" and now I can finally change that sentence and wholeheartedly say "Good job Weezer!"

After a 4 year break Weezer come back with "Everything Will Be Alright In The End", and after a whole decade of not really knowing what they were doing, I was starting to think they were becoming a joke band. Nobody sits down, writes a song called "Where's My Sex?" and says "Damn, this is FIRE," without ... read more
YES!!! WEEZER’S BACK, BABY!!! The writing is good, the hooks are great and the instrumentation is great! Not only is "Everything Will Be Alright In The End" a great Weezer album, it’s also a great apology for the shitty work released a decade prior!

Also, I wanna boop that monster! OwO

Fav Tracks: Foolish Father, The Futurescope Trilogy, I've Had It Up to Here, Eulogy for a Rock Band, Da Vinci, Back to the Shack, Ain't Got Nobody

Least Fav Track: Go ... read more
weezer's best since pinkerton. these songs actually form a cohesive project that doesnt feel empty or fractured anywhere, as some of their early 2000's work did. this record had the pent up energy that was being held in ever since pinkerton, and released it in the form of one maximalist power pop record.
fav tracks: eulogy for a rock band, da vinci, foolish father
Great showing here by Weezer! I mean, it is no Blue or Pinkerton, but it's damned near the closest thing they have put since then. Pretty nostalgic as a whole.
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Track List

  1. Ain’t Got Nobody
  2. Back To The Shack
  3. Eulogy For A Rock Band
  4. Lonely Girl
  5. I’ve Had It Up To Here
  6. The British Are Coming
  7. Da Vinci
  8. Go Away
  9. Cleopatra
  10. Foolish Father
  11. The Futurescope Trilogy
    1. The Wasteland
    2. Anonymous
    3. Return To Ithaka 
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Added on: July 9, 2014