I LOVE Raditude. In the mall is just a dreadful song thats a disgrace to music, but thats really the only trully horrible thing i can say about it. Cant Stop Partying, Girl got hot and I want you to a all great gems from the album, and the rest are all decent songs. I see nothing wrong with the album, and all my friends who arn't major weezer fans love it the most, especially cant stop partying. I'de give the album a 7/10
but seriously. whats with the girl got hot. it's the only song i can't really get into. the story has no closure. i like in the mall and can't stop partying and songs that seem to be popularly hated amongst others. but girl got hot? meh
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.