Everyone is free to have their own opinion, but I think Weezer is just a damn fun time and if you disagree you’re probably a bad person who hates puppies.
Like a lot of people who think puppies and LOLcats are cute, I’ve spun Blue and Pinkerton more times than I can imagine. I’ll admit their last four albums are not as good as those two classics, but they still find their way into my rotation and are probably better at their lows than any song I could ever write. And even though Weezer has let me down, I still like the band, just as I have since I was 14 and trading off listens with Blue, Violent Femmes and NOFX’s So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes (I was a weird kid).
Despite what you might be thinking based on the new album’s name (Raditude), the record is a blast…even if some tracks are awful–Lil’ Wayne’s bit on the obnoxiously catchy “Can’t Stop Partying” is like a red hot poker in the testicles during an otherwise fine Sunday afternoon, for instance. But look, even Bob Dylan’s released shit. Give a band named Weezer a break. I promise you’ll be happy.
Just take a listen to the first single:
And if that whets your appetite, a lot of the album sounds like this (Note: If you grab the iTunes version I thin you get a studio version of this. At least I did on my pre-order):
So go be happy and listen to Raditude. It’s nice. Tom Fite of tomfite.com’ boss (the guy who plays Dwight on The Office) named the album. He’s funny on that show. By naming it, he’s endorsed it. So don’t even listen to me. Listen to Dwight. Buy the damn record.