Hey Ron J Ogrebattle,
I am very mcuh in agreement that Weezer's 'Blue' album is a modern masterpeice - a great synthesis of classic rock and pop songwriting values (full of superb instrumental hooks and vocal arrangements) and the post grunge aesthetic (but with the 'outsider' being an out and out geek, this time - making the whole thing more fun than the bogstandard tales of alienation). Songs like 'Surf Wax America', 'My Name Is Jonas', 'Buddy Holly' and, well, the rest of the album, can make me smile and tap along to them everytime, no matter how much of a bitch the day has been.
The bonus disc is very interesting too - the b-sides are equal to anything on the album proper.
I was actually lucky enough to see the Weez in London the other night It were really good, it were. The band is tighter than ever, and the new songs stood up to the old favourites from 'Blue' and 'Pinkerton'. 'Tired of Sex' and'Haunt you everyday' were particlarly fantastic - 'Haunt you' had an amazing instrumental passage at the end.
Old man Rivers was much quiter than usual. I can actually see him giving up the rock star game very soon, sadly.
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