I couldn't stand the lyrics and I refuse to let this album be in my Weezer collection IMO.
Yeah, true, Cuomo's never had great lyrics, but the entire album sounded like he wanted to look so badass that it just came through to me as laughable.
In Blue Album, the guy admitted he was kind of a dork ("In The Garage"), now it just sounds like he's trying to re-construct his image by forcing "I'm the meanest in the place/Step up I'll mess with your face" bullshit into our ears.
the first 3 tracks are cocky and i love it. Rock is about being cocky. If you listen to "heart songs" and the influences he name drops you can understand why he wrote every song in his career. Rivers is cool in my book.