Weezer – ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’

Weezer - 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'

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The US band get back on track as they're reunited with old producer

Whenever Weezer release a record, their fans brace themselves. Since 2001’s ‘Green Album’, it’s been a case of diminishing returns. Until now. Reunited with The Cars’ Ric Ocasek, who produced that album and their eponymous debut, this ninth full-length is their best in years. Yes, lead single ‘Back To The Shack’ is a postmodern schlock-rock song (ironic considering it’s about returning to their roots) and ‘The British Are Coming’ is intolerable, Darkness-esque cock-rock (no surprise as it’s a Justin Hawkins co-write), but they’ve noticeably toned down the self-aware satire. ‘Foolish Father’, ‘Lonely Girl’, ‘Go Away’ and the three-part suite (yes, really) that closes this record are pretty great too. It’s no ‘Pinkerton’, but Weezer, finally, are back on track.

Details

Director: Ric Ocasek
Record label: Island
Release date: 06 Oct, 2014