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Re: Weezer Thread

Post by Consigliere_11 » 30 Jun 2016, 22:28

Weezer doing Coldplay, huh? :lol:

The song could be alrightish, but the chorus is ruining it IMO. Hopefully it is just a one-off single, which doesn't show the true direction for the band (Black Album, remember?)
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 30 Jun 2016, 23:31

Lt Pinkerton wrote:So just three months after releasing their best album in 20 years Weezer have just dropped one of their worst songs ever. Shit, Rivers :(

What song or I don't dare check it out?

Consigliere_11, you're serious? Weezer doing Coldplay? No thanks! :lol:
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Post by Consigliere_11 » 01 Jul 2016, 08:37

KingLouieLouie76, this is their new single "I Love the USA" which was made for some space event (sorry, I bothered more about the music :lol:) https://youtube.com/watch?v=vm9C0RVR2lU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Jul 2016, 06:52

Consigliere_11 wrote:KingLouieLouie76, this is their new single "I Love the USA" which was made for some space event (sorry, I bothered more about the music :lol:) https://youtube.com/watch?v=vm9C0RVR2lU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hmmmm...thanks for sharing... but lord...I hope this doesn't necessarily represent what the "Black Album" is going to be....What a tremendous regression from the superb "White Album"......Everything about "I Love the USA" is very horrible...I even prefer the track Rivers provided to the Monkees over this abomination as well!
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Post by AdvertBreak » 02 Jul 2016, 13:08

I love the USA
I love the USA
Fuck yeah this place is great
I love the USA

is the shittiest chorus of all time, even by Rivers' 2000s standards,

but the way its sung almost as if its autotuned, with the modern boy band ballad screech, and the entire song's monotonous boy band ballad electronic background

WHY

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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 02 Jul 2016, 14:01

I know. It's downright embarrassing, one of their worst songs ever. And I'd say Rivers' voice is definitely autotuned :lol: At least the solo is cool.
I don't think the Black Album will sound like this though. Apparently they just asked him to write a song and he recorded it in a few days while touring, so hopefully it'll just be a one-off.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Jul 2016, 15:01

Lt Pinkerton wrote:I know. It's downright embarrassing, one of their worst songs ever. And I'd say Rivers' voice is definitely autotuned :lol: At least the solo is cool.
I don't think the Black Album will sound like this though. Apparently they just asked him to write a song and he recorded it in a few days while touring, so hopefully it'll just be a one-off.

Oh...I certainly hope it's a one-off and I do agree regarding the solo..... In terms of the "Black Album", I hope that references that this will be a much darker album hence the title...that would be the ideal progression from the "White Album"...the most natural one!
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Post by Consigliere_11 » 02 Jul 2016, 15:22

To switch gears a little bit from that awful single, I listened to and quite enjoyed the bonus track "Prom Night" from the White Album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYK68QRIfDU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Could be on the album!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 03 Jul 2016, 12:21

Consigliere_11 wrote:To switch gears a little bit from that awful single, I listened to and quite enjoyed the bonus track "Prom Night" from the White Album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYK68QRIfDU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Could be on the album!

Thanks for sharing...definitely has quite a bit of the first two albums written over it! Yeah... lets again just hope/pray/wish that the most recent single was a result of Rivers not having enough time to construct anything of substance!
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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 03 Jul 2016, 14:10

Not a huge fan of Prom Night. It's terrible lyrically and I don't think it goes anywhere melody-wise. I like the ending though, it sounds a bit like Maladroit Weezer.

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Post by AdvertBreak » 04 Aug 2016, 02:10

Why is Island in the Sun a bonus track on Maladroit? I've never understood.

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Post by Lt Pinkerton » 04 Aug 2016, 17:59

AdvertBreak wrote:Why is Island in the Sun a bonus track on Maladroit? I've never understood.
Honestly I've no idea, and it's only on the European and Australian releases. It's 00s Weezer so it's obvious they were trying to capitalise on their biggest recent single but I don't think nobody's ever assumed responsibility for that. I don't think it was Rivers though, he basically didn't give a shit about Maladroit's final tracklist.

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Post by avengerthea » 11 Aug 2016, 10:20

Weezer are coming to Singapore this 15th of August... I wish I can go see them in person so bad. Unfortunately, I live in the Philippines. :(
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Post by Consigliere_11 » 21 Sep 2016, 10:05

Pinkerton went platinum 8 days before 10-year anniversary http://pitchfork.com/news/68422-weezers ... niversary/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The comeback story of this album is just amazing
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Re: Weezer Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 26 Sep 2016, 18:48

Consigliere_11 wrote:Pinkerton went platinum 8 days before 10-year anniversary http://pitchfork.com/news/68422-weezers ... niversary/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The comeback story of this album is just amazing
I'm honestly amazed that it took Pinkerton so long to go platinum. I mean I knew it didn't sell when it came out but holy shit, it's been twenty years! Anyway I'm sure somewhere in heaven 1996 Rivers is smiling at this.

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