1. Colin Horgan

    well… I think “out of character” is being generous. The truth is that Weezer’s albums since Green have had a feeling of insecurity, and now it seems it’s graduated to total loss of identity.

  2. wmike

    In a world of a million bands trying SO hard to be something that they are not, i laugh at this article for not getting the joke. I never read reviews and this is why. If your argument had merit and heart, i would easily understand even though I don’t agree. It’s a fun song by a fun band that has muscles so why not flex them and get the “hottest” rapper these days to join them in it. I feel bad for you guys. You probably hate your random shuffle on your ipods. =w= for life. Back to never reading review for this guy. CHeers. Michael

  3. Leor Galil

    I’d laugh at the joke if it were funny, but Cuomo seems to have lost his grasp on songwriting long ago.
    Clearly, you are a Weezer fan through and through, and that’s great! It’s fantastic that you love the band so much that you’ll buy every release, pour over every song and defend them on random review posts by guys you’d never read a “review for” (umm… what?) I’ve got those connections with plenty of bands I love too, but I’ve also fallen out with some groups over the years because their new material just sucks the sap out of things. I’ll still love ’em, but my love will be somewhat tainted.
    And I disagree about the song being in any ways “fun” – it literally sounds like 3rd rate, watered down 3OH!3 and has the lyrical dexterity of a brokeNCYDE song. And here’s where we disagree: I could care less about a band flexing it’s muscles. That’s called masturbation. It’s the reason prog gave way to punk, hair metal to grunge: it’s glutenous nonsense that has little to do with expressing much of anything. There’s nothing wrong with fun, sure, but if the joke’s on anyone, it’s on the poor hard-headed Weezer fans who’ll purchase this song on three different colors of vinyl.
    So excuse me for not “getting the joke.” Here I was thinking Weezer was an earnest band who wrote fairly introverted songs (again, why they’re so often pegged as emo). So to say it’s one big joke? What is, their original sincerity? Or the fact that they’ve taken a 180 degree turn without any seeming artistic incentive? Or the fact that your argument has no heads, tails or in-between?

  4. devoniscool

    Now come on if you cant see the joke in the lyrics of this song and the way Cuomo sings them then you are just being obtuse. He is obviously parodying the same songs that you are trying to say he is writing. see it takes a higher level of thinking to understand parody and satire. Once you’ve written too many songs to count you start to poke fun at not only your own song writing but also the writing of others.

  5. Leor Galil

    Oh right, you see, I must have missed the Bob Dylan comedy album… He’s been around so long he’s must have had like 3, right?
    Parody and jokes only work when the joke is actually funny. It’s the same rule that makes and breaks comedians, and the same rule that makes Chris Rock’s racial jokes palpable and hearing those same jokes from practically anyone else just plain racist.

    If there’s any parody here, it comes off like self-parody. Cuomo’s never had much of a multifaceted voice – the only thing remotely different about his performance on this song happens to be the electronic/autotune action on the breakdown… And the inclusion of Lil’ Wayne, hands down the most popular rapper out there at the moment who’s not exactly known for his scathing commentary about partying, doesn’t really make any “joke” clearer.

    Unfortunately, it just comes down to the point where this track simply isn’t good. The hooks are kinda bland, it sounds like third-rate anything electronic-rock and the lyrics are so un-noteworthy, boring and flat-out bad it sounds like a joke in and of itself that Weezer would even make something like this.

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