Weezer : Island In The Sun

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'Island In The Sun' is curious melancholia, ostensibly about getting away from it all, but sinister underneath the sunshine.

You can’t help thinking that it might be a good idea for Rivers Cuomo to hang out withKelis a bit. ‘Island In The Sun’ is curious melancholia, ostensibly about getting away from it all, but sinister underneath the sunshine. [I]”We’ll run away together/We’ll spend some time forever/We’ll never feel bad any more,” intones Cuomo, making an innocent trip to Thomas Cook seem like a suicide pact. Even if you [I]know it’s all going to end up with an axe and a “local beauty spot”, you can’t help being taken along for the ride – this dry little record is actually lovely, lonely and very sad. Weezer still feel like Buddy Holly – only as he is now.

Victoria Segal