Make Believe review by Weezer

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  • Released: May 10, 2005
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.2 (101 votes)
Weezer: Make Believe
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Sound — 10
Some fans may notice Rivers retreating to emotional lyrics but wonder if he can ever write like he did durring the scrapped "Songs From The Black Hole," well in my opinion "Haun You Every Day" could have easily found a home in the big black devouring void, or Pinkerton for that matter. Songs like "Perfect Situation" and "The Damage In Your Heart" sound like something right out of the green album, while others like "We Are All On Drugs" show off the rockish Maladroit side of the Weez. Still most of the album has scattered bits such as harmonica that show the boys are still a little "Blue."

Lyrics — 10
With intense vocals that sometimes send shivers down your spine and new style-experiments like the New-wave anthem "This Is Such A Pity" Weezer very clearly show growth.

Overall Impression — 10
Weezer's new album Make Believe has been out for about a month now and nay leave some wondering "Does it hold up to the expectations?" or "Can Weezer still rock like they used to?" Unlike their other album which seem to follow a distinct sounding theme, this album takes snippets from past Weezer albums as well as mixing it up with some catchy experimental new ones. Some fans may notice Rivers retreating to emotional lyrics but wonder if he can ever write like he did durring the scrapped "Songs From The Black Hole," well in my opinion "Haun YOu Every Day" could have easily found a home in the big black devouring void, or Pinkerton for that matter. Songs like "Perfect Situation" and "The Damage In Your Heart" sound like something right out of the green album, while others like "We Are All On Drugs" show off the rockish Maladroit side of the Weez. Still most of the album has scattered bits such as harmonica that show the boys are still a little "Blue." Some say Weezer have taken a step back. If Weezer has taken any step back it's only the one to consider what they are about to crate before taking two steps foward. With intense vocals that sometimes send shivers down your spine and new style-experiments like the New-wave anthem "This Is Such A Pity" Weezer very clearly show that step foward. Will this album change your life? Probably not, but you may be suprised how quickly you find yourself changing in your old CD's to get a copy of Pinkerton, and shortly after that you'll probably be changing your wardrobe.

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