Enjoy it for what it is, get over the blue album and Pinkerton already...
Not sure what people are getting all worked up about. My first listen through, my impression was “80’s cover songs with feedback.” But through each following play-through, I realized how Rivers and the gang were really showing their musical chops. Being able to capture the original essence of songs is a lot harder than it sounds, and I found myself impressed with the level of musicianship displayed in the song arrangements. While I wouldn’t have minded a more “Weezer-like” take on some of the pieces, they’re fine to listen to. That “Take on Me” cover is pretty awesome, as well as the video for it.
Enough, Weezer defenders; the band peaked decades ago and this album is just more proof of their lack of creativity.
Instead of doing an interesting cover, they did a whole album of uninteresting, by the numbers takes on good songs. Nothing all that different or good, and the songs aren’t even offensively bad... but why bother? You’d be better off listening to the originals.
I mean, why not cover other songs from wholly different genres than pop/rock? Such a wasteful studio production.
Best remakes of pop to rock
I love it!!!
How the mighty have fallen
Weezer have become Spinal Tap
All of these covers are just lame
Weak, weak, weak
By Ryan Dellwood
Why would anyone ever buy, let aone listen to this? Some great songs they have chosen, but one is not sure if it's an homage, a mockery , a sly nod to irony, Weezer thinking that they are slumming it by playing such "silly" songs. I would rather be in a crowded bar listening to a good cover band than Weezer doing this and doing it poorly.
A silly idea and album.
Love the album
I think it’s cool they went for it and made something that I enjoy listing too
By s h i k a m a r u
Dogears42 are you serious. Hahahaha. I can’t imagine you Mcdonalds Yelp review.
The Bigmac was big, but lacked the over tone and rich beef flavor of the waygu burger I ate at Mooo...
Pretty sure they made this album for themselves. We are just lucky enough they put down on wax.... I’m mean digitally recorded.