Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Music Review: Weezer "The Red Album"


I can’t lie. I’m a huge Weezer fan. I’ve been since 1994 (does that make me old?) and I just can’t get enough of them. I honestly think that they’re the greatest band of the 21st century.

We just got their new album The Red Album at the library. I cannot stop listening to it. Starting off with the pop tune “Troublemaker” the band immediately gets into your head. You can’t help but sing along. The next song “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” is a masterpiece…6 minutes of music that twists and turns every couple bars and invites you along for the whole ride. It's the most epic song I've heard since Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody". “Pork And Beans”, the first single from the album (no doubt if you listen to the radio you’ve heard this one before) is the song for the summer of 2008. The last bit of the album finds the band in an interesting mood, as they switch gears and take turns singing lead vocals. It’s the first time something like this has happened on a Weezer album and I hope it happens more.


One of the cooler things about the copy we got at the library is that it is the deluxe edition of the album. What does this mean? 4 extra tracks that rock your socks off. "Miss Sweeney" is the first, which explodes into a huge sing along chorus. "Pig" comes up next and is a beautiful song about the life and death of a pig. Sounds a bit silly but trust me...it's a great song. The deluxe songs end with two other stellar tracks, "The Spider" and "King". Don't pass up the bonus tracks...they're some of the best songs on The Red Album.


Does the album have downsides? Sure. Sometimes the lyrics are a bit on the childish side and instead of inviting you into the song they kind of make you say "Did I hear that correctly?"

Overall, The Red Album is a blast that anyone will enjoy. The key here is that Weezer writes some great songs. Listen up everyone and sing along…

Do I suggest you check out this album? YES YES YES.


Check out Weezer's new album The Red Album at the Cape May County Library

Click here for The Red Album by Weezer at the library

Want more Weezer? We've got it at the library...

Weezer-The Blue Album
Weezer-Pinkerton
Weezer-The Green Album



-Reviewed by Justin The Librarian


4 comments:

Beth said...

what kind of music is weezer, rock or something? they sound...interesting...maybe ill listen sometime.

keri mikulski :) said...

Great blog! :) Thanks for the Weezer recommendation. I'm going to go check it out. :)

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

Beth,
I'd say that Weezer is sort of a Power Pop/Rock band. It's tough to describe them because they really sound only just like Weezer! I can hear some Beatles pop music in there as well...

Justin The Teen Librarian said...

Keri!
Weezer rules and I hope you do check them out. We're so happy to have you for the Writer's Workshop this summmer...