"I saw Weezer perform "Back to the Shack" last week in concert and it was simply amazing! The energy of the crowd was unreal and Rivers did indeed say "new single" for those questioning. If I had to compare it to any of their…"
"It sounds like Hurley to me, which is not necessarily a compliment or insult. It's not their worst, but definitely is not a return to their original sound. To be fair though, the song is about returning to the original dynamic, not claiming to…"
"If this does in fact mean a new record then I hope it means a new tour because I haven't seen these guys in oh so long. And while they have been touring it's been quite sporadic it seems like. I live in the midwest and haven't seen…"
"Weezer's style has never really been their biggest problem (apart from raditude) and it's the same with the melodies they create. If you take away the lyrics this track isnt completely terrible but it does just sound the same as hurley.
"No, anyone who thinks this sounds any better than red/rad/hurley is kidding themselves.
The lyrics sound like they were written by a 12 year old, and that has been Rivers' problem for the past 10 years."
"I'm not hugely into it but it's alright. I think it's a pretty okay song for what it is but I think Rivers and company can do better than this. I've never been one for self-referential lyrics and this song is chock-full of them.…"