WEEZER – Second New Album Of The Year ‘VAN WEEZER’ Out Today

9 May 2021

Band: WEEZER
Active: 1992–1998, 2000–present
15 albums (so far)

Album: VAN WEEZER – 15th LP

Note 1: The album is dedicated to the late Eddie Van Halen
Note 2: Recordings started in 2019 and a release was planned
for a 15 May 2020 release, but postponed for a year, until next
month.

Released: 7 May 2021 – only 4 1/2 months after
their previous excellent album OK Human.

NME: “After the classical treatments of ‘OK Human’ gelled so well with Rivers Cuomo’s songwriting, the bull-snorting hellchords and squealing solos of ‘Van Weezer’ clash so
hard with his style that the retro metal elements often just feel like slapped-on gimmickry.
While heavy ‘80s rock riffs might often suit Weezer songs, Weezer songs – rarely strutting
battle-cries of sex, sacrifice and boulder-eating testosterone – are generally too sensitive,
smart and surf-friendly to carry them.
” Score: 3/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Heavy guitar rock – the album is a tribute to the late Eddie Van Halen – with a poppy resonance. Works now and then, like on the 3 sickly sticky singles.

Singles: Hero / The End Of The Game / Beginning Of The End

– HERO –

– THE END OF THE GAME –

– BEGINNING OF THE END –

Full album here…

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