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cuomo back on top,
By A Customer
This review is from: Maladroit (Audio CD)
Ten years ago Weezer brought out the 'blue' album which was and still is their best record to date. Then came Pinkerton, the most under-rated CD ever and was not suprising that Rivers Cuomo took a lenghty gap before producing the modest 'green' album. However, astonishingly just over a year later Weezer have produced one of the finest albums to come out of America for a long time, a great relief from all of the manufactured nu metal crap that is dominating the US at the moment. Maldroit shows Weezers diversity for mixing infectious melodic rock with heavy metal riffs which works extremely well, especially on 'take control' and 'fall together'. The guitar solos are much more diverse than on their previous albums, showing Cuomo's true talent and the tempo is a lot faster on most of the songs, especially on the punkish 'Possibilities'. Generally the album has a much more up beat feel to it than the previous offerings. 'Dope nose', the first single is one of the best songs on the album along with 'keep fishin', 'Slob' and 'take control'. Weezer are obviously making up for lost time and it wont be long until they release their fifth album early nexy year. If you are a new Weezer fan then buy all of their albums because they are quite possibly one of the greatest, although under-rated bands this decade- but maybe things are about to change?