Someone mentioned EVERYONE? As I said elsewhere, the reason a lot of people don't like it is because the lyrics are very quaint, and it's basically In The Mall. "Everyone, Everyone, Everyone, Suck a thumb, Suck a Thumb, Suck a thumb." Let's put that question to rest. Those are two good reasons.
Regarding Where's My Sex, I'll freely admit that I like it because it's really about socks. Sure, that's the kind of answer you expect from a teenager, but it's the truth. And the chorus is catchy.
As for The Girl Got Hot, that's a damn catchy song. What's to hate?
Amuro, first I'd like to point out that it's ironic for you to say the reasons for my liking I Want My Sex is immature since your reason for liking Everyone is because Rivers snarls. Isn't that's why 4-year olds love tigers.
But seriously, you made a lot of that up. There is no snarling, there is no emo or grunge revival in the song. His vocals are standard (but good), and no more hard core than In The Mall. I played Everyone and In The Mall for several people and the common response was the vocals are delivered the same and they're surprised how similar the songs are. Further, as I said, the lyrics are Dr. Seuss simple and the riffs are purposefully repetitive.
I say, love it! That's your prerogative, but don't knock a brother for loving I Want My Sex.
For me the parts are better than the whole. I Think part of the reason I originally thought it was so bad, is that Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown had also just came out, and it pissed me off that Green Day, who came out about the same time as Weezer, was putting out someof thier best stuff of thier career...and Weezer was putting out...uh...Ratitude.
Also, the songs on Raditude seem to all have a very similar beat when you listen to the album, and it just feels like the album needed to be broken up a bit better.
I have since discovered that I really like "I'm your Daddy," ';Trippin' Down the Freeway" and "Put Me back together" I also like "I don't want to let you go," but does it sound exactly like "Pig" with different lyrics to anyone else? I also really like "I want you To."
So that's five songs I like off of an album I had myself convinced I hated. I remember when, if an album had five songs on it you liked it was a home run. So I'll have to agree with the "If this wasn't Weezer, it would be great" theory. Weezer was one of the first bands that came out with albums where I loved every song. In fact, I love every track from the beginning of Blue to the end of Green. Maladroit, while a good album, was the first Weezer record with duds on it. I was excited for Hurley, because I liked about 8 out of 10 songs, and the two I didn't like, I also didn't hate. That was the first time since Green a Weezer album had that kind of consitency.
Raditude is like the least good looking Victoria Secret Model. She's still a Victoria's Secret model. And still hotter than most women you will ever talk to. So, yeah. It might be the worst Weezer album, but its still a Weezer album.
Can't believe all the negative comments about 'Everyone' in the DTFM thread when there are so many positive comments about raditude. Run Over by a Truck and PGITWWW are great, but were obviously left off the album because they didn't fit it. On the actual album, only Trippin' is any good. The rest of it is TERRIBLE. I'm Your Daddy, Girl Got Hot, Can't Stop Partying, In The Mall and Love is the Answer are (along with Cold Dark World) the bands worst songs and all feature on the album.
Hurley I feel only has Where's My Sex? as a true awful track, but has Run Away, Unspoken, Ruling Me, Hang On, Time Flies and Brave New World which stand out as great modern weezer tracks.
Some comments here are mad. I don't really see how this album is more 'pop' than stuff like Green, Make Believe and, to an extent, Blue. Weezer has always had a 'pop' sound, but this album is just terrible, disposable and thoughtless. Even the band admit this (many of Pat's comments suggest this; around the release Brian said some things that could be interpreted as negative and Rivers has often suggested in interviews he felt the need to move away from that sound due to a negative response).
To say fans don't like it because they felt alienated by it's pop appeal ignores that prior to Hurley (which was released on a much smaller label) this was the bands biggest flop at the time. I know we have to take into account decreased sales generally, but it still shows that the rejection of the album was more universal. It's because of the quality of the songs.