Weezer “I’m Your Daddy (featuring Kenny G)”
Weezer’s first two albums, The Blue Album (1994) and Pinkerton (1996) are two of 1990’s best. Their 3rd album, The Green Album (2001), wasn’t nearly as quirky, but being pop-rock perfection, was still pretty good. Then came their 4th, Maladroit (2002), which was an utter piece of underproduced shit. Then came their 5th, Make Believe (2005), which was an overproduced piece of shit. Then came their 6th, The Red Album (2008), which was supposed to sound like their first 3 combined, but was more of an awkwardly-produced piece of shit. At that point, I had given up on the band and swore I would never purchase another record of theirs ever again.
Today, Weezer dropped their 7th album, Raditude. As of yesterday I had zero intent on buying it. They had a mediocre single, a weird infomercial about Snuggies, and some awful song about a girl getting hot. Then, like most Weezer tunes, their single got stuck in my head. I was thinking about dropping $0.99 on it, but saw that Amazon was selling the entire album for only $4. Ah, screw it.
Review: It’s a lovable piece of crap. When you set the bar to zero, it’s hard to disappoint. The songs are catchy, generic, and harmless. They’ll put you in a mindless good mood. I temporarily felt like a kid again. It’s not the Weezer of the 1990’s, but it’s better than the Weezer of the mid 00’s. I’ll take it for what it’s worth… $4.