Weezer - Weezer (Black Album) - 2019
Weezer keeps threatening to rock hard. These are the guys who named a comp record Death to False Metal. But, do they "rock"?
They have an upcoming record called Van Weezer and I worry that its another threat that won't pay off.
This one is...well, look at that cover. They really want you to think this is the one. The dark rocking Weezer rekkid we've been waiting for.
That opens with a...somewhat Arabic rhythm and sound and...gleeps and glicks. (Green Day did this better on "Peacemaker")
Who is buying Weezer records at this point? Uber Weezer fans? Are they called something? Weezheads? I wanna call them Weezheads.
"High As a Kite" is the kind of lazy and melodic Raspberries tune we've come to expect from Rivers. It's lovely.
"Piece of Cake". "I'm Just Being Honest". Straight out of the Cuomo machine. "Too Many Thoughts in My Head". Cookie cutter.
It's nice that Laura Grace co-wrote "Byzantine" but I find that song hummable and forgettable.
ASide: High As a Kite