I never really see people talking about it much on here.
I liked it, it's not their best album ever but I like the overall sound of it, and I think it's a little better than Raditude. I really like Memories and Represent. I always listen to Represent before I go out and swim a race, it gets me really pumped up.
What did you guys think of it?
Hurley reminds me of Pinkerton without awsome drum fills.
I think it's their most consistent album in the past decade. I can listen to it all the way through without cringing/pressing the skip button (looking at you Where's My Sex although i do like the melody of that chorus). Ruling Me, Trainwrecks (and the fact it features Alex from Phantom Planet gets bonus points here), Unspoken, Run Away, Hang On, Smart Girls and Time Flies are all very solid tracks. Memories and Brave New World get a little less love but are this enjoyable (still I absolutely love the bridge in the latter).
I absolutely love Hurley! I didn't get around to buying it very soon after it came out, but once I heard it I fell in love! I am only slightly weary of Smart Girls and Where's My Sex, but I do see the merit in them. I think that the best improvement in this album is the lyrical quality compared to Raditude and The Red Album (overall...I still think there are some pretty awesome lyrics in TRA but not necessarily as a whole).
hurley was pretty cool. and so was pinkerton all the way. but i wouldnt say that they sound similar
Little Mikey said:Hurley reminds me of Pinkerton without awsome drum fills.
i had (past tense) mixed feelings. the first time listened to it i was afraid it was going raditude (listened to it once, went into my room and went into mourning) all over again.
so when i first heard it i was a little tentative. i got up to smart girls, heard the drum machine start and just gave up. i moped around for a couple of days and listened to blue on repeat all day. then about a week later my friend, who knows im a weezer addict, sadid "bro how sweet is hurley?!"
"WHAT!!! am i a bigger weezer fan than you?!"
"then go home and listen to hurley a hundred times until you like it!
and i did. and i started to genuinely like it. not because my friend questioned my weezer loyalty, because its a solid album. my contempt for the "mtvish" memories faded, and i somehow started to like smart girls. and after all of my doubt, i was completely converted.
and my experience with hurley made me question my judgement of raditude. maybe i was to quick to judge? i am yet to give raditude a second chance, there was too much heartbreak, but i am going to start over with no prejudices and am going to ignore the fact it features lil wayne. i've learned jumping to conclusions can be dangerous.
so long story short, "what do you think of the album hurley?": it rocks.
Yeah I like Hurley, but the 100 times thing really ruins the story. Also, Weezer fandom has nothing to do with liking everything. Heck, most Weezer fans hate 80% of the bands music.
Michael Rowland (Gohi) said
If you spin something 100 times trying to force yourself to like it, you'll usually be able to.