Monday, June 30, 2008
WHY I'VE GIVEN UP ON WEEZER
I just finished listening to Weezer's new Red Album--by the way, can they not think of more original titles for their albums, or are they just going through the whole color spectrum? I have to say I'm really disappointed with this and have been with their last few CDs. There are a few good songs--"Pork and Beans", "Dreamin'", but 2 songs do not make an album. Rivers even attempts to write a Rock Opera--"The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived". Which has some of the most God-awful, unintentionally funny lyrics he's ever written. If listeners buy this expecting Weezer circa The Blue Album and Pinkerton, they're going to be sadly dissapointed. Maybe Rivers is happy now with life in general and not in the same state of mind of those earlier classic albums. When he seemed obssessed with girls, stardom, and self-doubt. So in the end, I've given up on you Weezer. See Ya!
Follow the link to their "Islands in the Sun" video directed by Spike Jonze which has an appearance by one of my Monkey friends and some other zoo animals.