Sound — 10
Honestly, this album doesn't have as good a sound as Pinkerton or Blue, but it sure comes close. Songs like "Beverly Hills" and "We Are All On Drugs" are just catchy and easy to get in your head, and easy to like. Style varies from songs like "Hold Me" to "Haunt You Every Day" and "Perfect Situation" to "The Damage In Your Heart." The best song has to be "Perfect Situation" because the guitar solo is amazing, the intro is awesome, and the general sound is great, just like the rest of the album, extraordinary. Weezer experimented a bit with songs like "This Is Such A Pity" (which had reto feel to it), and it worked, because the album is great.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are true and original, and unique from the rest of the albums, or any other artist for that matter. They are easy to understand, and a lot of people can really relate to what Rivers is trying to say (including me). Rivers shows a lot of emotion through his lyrics on this album, as well as really shine through his vocals, which are amazing. The lyrics go with the music as well. If the sound is sad like in "Haunt You Every Day," then the lyrics sound melancholy, which is simply how the two correspond to each other.
Overall Impression — 10
This album has been really underestimated (kind of like Pinkerton at first) because everything is great about it. Compared to "Green," this album is extraordinary (even though "Green" is a great album as well). Weezer is in a league of their own, because no other artist can compare to the sound or lyrics the guys from the band put out. The best songs have to be "Perfect Situation," "This Is Such A Pity," "Hold Me," "The Damage In Your Heart" and "Haunt You Every Day." I love the album and hate nothing about, except the length of the album, which could've been longer. I recommend this CD to anybody who listens to anything, because there is something on this album that appeals to someone, whoever they might be (gangsters, cholos, preppy boys, etc). That's just how good Weezer is. Buy it.