"This is what generally disappoints me about Weezer fans. This acceptance of mediocrity. For instance, when Hurley came out, everyone was drooling on themselves about "Unspoken" as if it was another SIAS or something. …"
"Hmmm....this argument never seems to get old as a lot of good points are brought up. I don't know how anyone can say that Green wasn't the definitive delineation of old and new Weezer. Listen, Rivers Cuomo wants to write pop…"
"As far as lyrics go, Rivers has all but said that he's not concerned with writing deep lyrics like we heard in Pinkerton. The guy wants to write pop songs, plain and simple. You mentioned bridges and I don't hear bridges in Weezer songs…"
"This has always summed up my view of modern day Weezer. Well said.
I have never expected the 14 year old contingent on this website to get that. Shame, because that is what the "new sound" is geared towards.
"Let me ask you this regarding Raditude once again....
If pop bands that are the constant butt of ridicule wrote Raditude such as Good Charlotte or AAR would the album still be awesome? Same songs, keys, time signatures, lyrics, etc....
"Although I don't listen to them nearly as much as I used to, the early stuff spoke to me as a guy in my teens and 20s. Now, as I've matured in general and as a musician my draw to them is pretty much from a musical standpoint. The first…"