|Being a Weezer fan is difficult. I avoid being the fan that begs for a sequel to Blue or Pinkerton, but with albums like last year's Red, you have to kind of wonder what made Weezer change so much. As for the Raditude clips, I like them. I wish I could love them, but for now, I like them (which is way better than what I could say for Red) Sure, hearing Rivers, in his 40's (?) and with a family, sing about hitting up the clubs ("Can't Stop Partying"? Really now?) is extremely cringeworthy, but it made me realize something about Weezer. |
Have Weezer ever truly been loved by their fans at any point?
Sure, Blue Album was a hit, but it came out in the same time as albums like Pearl Jam's Vitalogy and, in general, the tail-end of the grunge era. Basically, they were the oddball nerds that sounded like nobody at the time. Pinkerton was hated from the get-go because, again, they were the oddball nerds that sounded like nobody at the time. From then on, Weezer made albums that showed consistent change from one to the other, whether they impressed fans or not with the new sound. Sure, hearing clips like "Love is the Answer" on this new album could make me lose faith in all music (I just...I...I don't know how to really describe the noises I heard, but they weren't good. At all.), but I can't help but think this clips for this album fit the Weezer mold perfectly. Once you get over the fact that they will never make a Blue 2, it's easy to find that these songs, compared to a lot of bands out today, sound really good for a band that's been at it for 17 years.