http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/09/20/hurley.review.ew/index.html?h...

But they really like Hurley and think it's a great rebound! (CNN just sourced them, but I couldn't find it on their website)

READ: I was too lazy to look up the link on EW haha.

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Yeah. I think Geffen dropped Weezer too. But I also feel like this is what Weezer wanted. Now they aren't forced to write hits anymore. They do what they want.
C'mon, Pat. Do what you want. How about another "In The Mall"? lol

Pat Wilson said:
i wish!
Pat! What's up? Was Weezer forced to write "hits?"
Well, Rivers probably still wanted hits. It just wasn't being jammed down their throat like it was for "Pork and Beans".

MakeUpOnShelf said:
Pat! What's up? Was Weezer forced to write "hits?"
They spelled Raditude, Ratitude.

lol.
i write hits. they're just SO huge that they .. tend not to chart.
Contracts are tricky business... I wonder if they had options that Geffen didn't exercise... I imagine if they had "options" then they would have opted for them, since =w= are a big act.


(options mean, in a nut shell, are kind of like extra albums in the contract that the label can decide whether or not it wants the band to make)
no, they were at the end of their contract...
magicalcharlie said:
no, they were at the end of their contract...

true. no dropping, weezer walked, as was their right after the 7 albums were delivered.
Weezer had a seven album contract with Geffen... 'Raditude' completed this (although weren't 'Weezer (1994)' and 'Pinkerton' both on independent release? Maybe Geffen getting rights to those counted as 2/7 and they reissued them) and I really think Weezer was looking for something else... I'm sure Geffen wanted to keep Weezer.

But check out the story behind "Pork and Beans"... Rivers was getting sick of Geffen's control. So he wrote the song, basically as a big "screw you" to them. And probably after 'Weezer (2008)', they were in a rush to get 'Raditude' out there and slip out of Geffen's hands... I'm not saying 'Raditude' was bad or rushed, I rather liked it, but that could explain the three albums knit so closely.

Anyways, on the topic of the 'Hurley' review, I'd say it's a very accurate review. Good grade, relatively good insight on the lyrics and such. It's fair. 'Hurley' is definitely an "A" album.
perhaps the truth will never be known!
Haha, yeah maybe my sarcastic tone in the thread title didn't translate... EW ain't got their facts right yo.

karl koch [karlophone] said:
magicalcharlie said:
no, they were at the end of their contract...

true. no dropping, weezer walked, as was their right after the 7 albums were delivered.

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