Monday, November 13, 2006
Weezer - Weezer
Let's face it, power-pop is 99.99999% boring shit. Jangly guitars, lyrics about slammin' bitches, wussy "nice guy" vocals... good for a while, but grows unfathomably tiresome unless the band contains some sort of god-like master songwriter like Kerry King or Weird Al. There's a reason why there are 50 copies of every Matthew Sweet, Fountains of Wayne, Jellyfish, Material Issue, and Superdrag album for two dollars each in every single used bin in the country. Oh, and Cheap Trick have maybe four good songs. Sorry.
Luckily, Rivers Cuomo is a god-like master songwriter of the most ridiculous order. This album is a better power-pop album than pretty much all power-pop albums combined. The melodies rule. The guitars are huge. Some people complain about this album being too short, but it's just the right length. Ten songs in 28 minutes, and not a second is wasted. Awesome verses, awesome choruses, awesome solos that are just the vocal melody played on guitar, and the occasional awesome harmony.
This review sucks. I have to go do homework. What kind of asshole doesn't like this album? You know, it's really actually not all that similar to The Blue Album, now that I think about it. That album was actually sort of angsty, what with its hard-rock anthems for kids who couldn't be heard singing its songs in the garage where they belong. This one is just really happy and bright! It actually sounds like the color of the album cover! Great summer album. I mean, "Island In The Sun," seriously.
Song: "Ryan Parry - The World Is Terribly Infested"