Just plain ok
By lucia cia
No big deal
Rip Off Artists
MAKE YOUR OWN SONGS!
No one wants to hear inferior versions of other’s work!
Make it your own!
When I first heard about this album (not just the initial, underwhelming Africa cover) I had high hopes for it. I like Weezer, who have a distinctive style. And I love a good cover, especially when a band takes an essentially good song and makes it their own, doing it in a different style. What happened here? Somehow they managed to make the songs all sound like Weezer, which is to their credit, but somehow they stayed too faithful to the originals, so they didn't end up owning them. What a weird trick. Ultimately they've missed the point of a good cover album.
So instead of buying this album, I've put together my own Teal playlist of the same these songs with BETTER covers than Weezer's. For some of these are there are multiple, diverse covers that work. Buy these instead, and get more enjoyment:
Africa - Tyler Ward & Lisa Cimorelli
Everybody Wants to Rule - Lorde
Sweet Dreams - Marilyn Manson; also Red Hot Chili Peppers; also Emily Browning
Take on Me - Reel Big Fish
Happy Together - Mel Torme; also the Nylons
Paranoid - Megadeth
Mr Blue Sky - the Delgados
No Scrubs - Weezer (I'll give them this one: this song is so bad Weezer has the best cover ... maybe other bands will discover the camp value of covering No Scrubs in the future)
Billie Jean - the Civil Wars; also Chris Cornell
Stand by Me - Florence + the Machine
Pretty much a set of perfect covers.
Nice to hear weezer playing some sort of rock.
By All about the 90s
Stick to rock guys
By 80's were the real deal...
Sad, not even good remakes... straight up karaoke....
One of my favorite Weezer projects
By Mark TT
I know this album reviewed a lot of criticism, but I personally like that they kept the songs relatively the same. These familiar beats and lyrics paired with River’s voice sound amazing. I like most of these songs more than the originals.
I listened to Africa and it sounded just like Toto! Omg!
Even tho it’s a cover album, still better than the black album. Weezer always doing their own thing and not giving a f***
Keep it up boys!
Their version of Africa is brilliant. Great group