AOTY 2019

Hurley

Weezer - Hurley
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2010 Ratings: #671 / 865
User Score
Based on 183 ratings
2010 Ratings: #239
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Drowned in Sound

Those who optimistically purchased Make Believe and Raditude will know that a good first single does not a great Weezer album make, but Hurley is packed solid, with a sense of fun and good-time melodies cropping up at every juncture.

60
PopMatters

Luckily, thanks to some key assists from outside hands, Cuomo rarely falls into the same trap again, and the majority of Hurley is mindless (dare I even say it) fun.

60
No Ripcord

Reminiscing about their nineties days, Hurley is very much a reawakening towards more confessional material. Though it sounds more imaginary than accurate, Cuomo’s calculated verses remain purposely effortless.

50
Pitchfork

Nobody is going to confuse this with 1990s Weezer-- there are still plenty of oddball collaborations (Michael Cera, Linda Perry) for one thing-- but the lows aren't as low or as frequent as they were in recent years.

20
Tiny Mix Tapes

Hurley is, for the most part, chock full of the same mechanical dreck that has peppered Weezer’s last handful of releases, from Maladroit to Raditude.

Songsearcher1
50
Another decade, another series of average-at-best Weezer albums. Looking back, I didn't give one single green score to any of '00s Weezer (though Maladroit was close) and Hurley doesn't rectify any of this. At least it recovers from the horror show that was Ratitude.
Rivers sounds generic, though he does still have some decent moments on "Memories" or "Unspoken", nothing stands out as that engaging, and he sounds downright dumb on songs like "Where's My Sex?"
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Inglume
68
The dude on the cover looks like he's having a great time.
Plats
68
It feels like they knew they fucked up and decided to write decent music. That does show with some of the tracks here. But while there’s nothing downright terrible here, this definitely feels rushed. Also, that fucking album cover. Like, why?

Fav Tracks: Trainwrecks, Ruling Me, Memories, Unspoken, Run Away

Least Fav Tracks: Where’s My Sex?, Smart Girls (C'mon Rivers you're married!)

Score:
6.8
Decent
TreyLikesBands
64
Decent

For the most part, “Hurley” is a mixed bag. On one side, it has some of Weezer’s best material, but then again, some tracks are nearly unlistenable. The most notable and differential part of this record is it’s wide variety of production styles. “Hang On” sounds great and prosperous, and while I don’t really mind “Time Flies”, it just sounds like it was recorded on a head of lettuce. Like I said, mixed bag.

Color: Green
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Space Vacation
53
Some of the worst lyrics in the history of North American music.
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Year End Lists

#13/Drowned in Sound
#17/DIY

Track List

  1. Memories
  2. Ruling Me
  3. Trainwrecks
  4. Unspoken
  5. Where s My Sex?
  6. Run Away
  7. Hang On
  8. Smart Girls
  9. Brave New World
  10. Time Flies

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