Sound — 8
The sound of this album was very interesting. The boys managed to keep that same old Weezer flavor but with a new and different twist to it. Take the song "This Is Such A Pity" for instance, it sounded like something off an '80s radio station, but yet still like Weezer. So, the first time I listened to the album it just kept me guessing.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics of Make Believe were fairly typical of the group with one exception. The words and lines and verses were typical, but the songs as a whole, I found, don't tell as many stories like the old albums. It used to be that they were found in many of the songs. But overall the lyrics were pretty good.
Overall Impression — 6
This album went in sort of a different direction for Weezer, but I'm not really sure that I can explain how. I think you would have to be at least a casual fan to know what I'm talking about. It was still a good album, don't get me wrong, but by far not the best. However, it does grow on you, and it's a great album for playing in the background while your hanging out with your friends. If it were stolen or lost, I'd definitely buy it again because I happen to be a die hard Weezer fan and I think they deserve the support.