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Weezer - Hurley
Weezer
Hurley
58
Jul 22

Recent Reviews

 - Pacific Daydream
35
After two of Weezer's most acclaimed modern albums (which I unfortunately didn't enjoy as much as everybody else), we have Pacific Daydream. From what I've read, Rivers wanted to do an opposite to The White Album, something a lot darker.

Obviously, knowing what album comes next in their discography, that album was The Black Album. However, apparently he was writing too many songs that didn't fit what he had in mind for the album so voila, Pacific Daydream came into existence.

And I think ... read more

 - Melt My Eyez, See Your Future
62
Now I know I'm not one to stay up to date on new releases but today's an exception. After Denzel's incredible release in TA13OO, I was curious to see if his newest release was even better. I did have my doubts since TA13OO was already so good and my doubts were confirmed.

Something about Melt My Eyez, See Your Future does not resonate with me the same way his previous project did. The rapping is still really good with more introspection and thoughtfulness but the production is generally less ... read more

 - Weezer (White Album)
65
Generally considered their best post-pinkerton album, it's time to review The White Album. Automatically, it's easy to tell this is a pure summer album. From the aesthetically pleasing album cover to the beach sounds that open and close the album, this album screams summer fun.

And that's what I was really hoping I would get here. And I definitely did get some of that but this is not one of Weezer's best. It's odd to be an outlier but I really can't see what everyone sees in this.

A few ... read more

 - Take Care
50
Aside from Certified Lover Boy, this is my first time being exposed to a full length Drake album. Probably not the best place place to start, but hey you gotta start somewhere.

Now, almost everyone on Earth probably knows Drake. He's one of the most popular artists working today. And by the simple virtue of this, I thought it was kinda necessary for me to at least listen to what is regarded by most to be his best studio album.

Take Care opens up pretty well. Over My Dead Body is a low-key ... read more

 - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
62
Yikes, this isn't gonna go down well. Everything Will Be Alright In The End is generally considered Weezer's ultimate comeback album after a decade of disappointing albums and I.. don't agree.

There are a lot of great melodies and performances here but how is no one talking about the mixing on this album? The guitar tones feel very thin a lot of the time and the vocal mixing.. good god.

River's sounds like a robot far too many times here. Maybe it's just me, but the vocal mixing is really ... read more

Shoutbox

4mo
Things will never be the same as they once were. I only wish they were but I must not lose myself in the nostalgia of the past.
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vibin
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Yes
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Yo do you like Pink Lemonade?
2y
Sorry for the delay in updating the list, I left a shout on my page to explain why :)
2y
What's an important moral lesson you've learnt from an album?
2y
Hiya, I'm doing a list of peoples favourite artists and giving my opinion on them. Who is your favourite artist?
2y
hey! sorry ive been pretty busy lately so I couldn't respond to your shout but I finally listened to your EP. I can see a lot of comparisons with this project and the microphones' 'mount eerie'. they both have this disorienting, dark and experimental atmosphere. I feel as though you have to potential to create an album similar to mount eerie, because your strengths lie in atmosphere creation (especially that last track, jesus!). my only real flaw with the ep is how the track 'either way' kinda disrupts the flow of the ep, but other than that, great stuff! I hear a lot of potential.

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