"Make Believe" by Weezer

And we only had to wait three years for this. “Make Believe” has only been out for half a day now and the debate on whether it is good or not is already a heated situation on par with Pakistani-Indian tensions.

Already there are those claiming this is not The Blue Album and this is not Pinkerton. Well, duh. The title of the album clearly says it is not those albums. This sort of flawed reasoning is like hating “Abbey Road” because it is not “Sgt. Pepper.” (This is not to say anything Weezer has done is as awesome as any Beatles, but you get my analogy.) These reviews are all from guys who are yearning for a new heart-breaking anthem they can listen to in their basement while crying over alleged unrequited love.

I was disappointed in “Maladroit,” not because of what it was, but because of what it wasn’t. Leading up to that album, Weezer released a slew of songs on their website of possible candidates for the upcoming album (that was to be “Maladroit”). Based on what the choices were and what they actually chose…I would have chosen a different set of songs.

I also remember reading scathing reviews of The Green Album. Personally, I found The Green Album to be a slew of awesome poppy goodness that did not let up for 28 minutes.

I think the most amazing thing about Weezer is how everyone is so polarized about each about that comes out. Each Weezer album is either a masterpiece or pure drivel. And the list is vastly different depending on which Weezer fan you talk to. And that is amazing because Weezer is not any kind of super band. They are simply a fun neo-rock group with catchy tunes who happened upon a generation that was ready to latch onto a band in a vigorously weird cultish grip that would cause Janet Reno to send in ATF.

So, judge the album for what it is. Personally, I am of the opinion so far that it is a fun collection of typically goofy Cuomo songs. Better than “Maladroit”, but not superior to The Green Album in entertainment value. Worth $9.99 on iTunes.


  1. Miranda on 12 May 2005 at 9:32 am

    Come on Anastasia Beaverhausen! This entry begs for it!!!!!!

  2. Anastasia Beaverhausen on 13 May 2005 at 7:07 am

    Now that I am over the intial shock of the bravado of this entry, let me start by reminding you of your target audience and most fervent admirer, Miranda. How cruel and heartless to suggest that she listen to an album that is “Worth $9.99 on iTunes” – a service clearly intended for and targeted at owners of iPods. Just how would poor Miranda listen to this iMiracle without an iPod? How quickly you have divided the interested parties of this website into the “have” and “have not”s. Clearly the only remedy to prevent Miranda from slipping into a manic depressive comatose state that eerily resembles a particular female co-worker of ours is an iPod of her own. Shame on you, Lordleiter. Considering her experience, stress, and near freak-outs as a result of dealing with JEB, by God, she has earned it!

  3. Lordleiter on 13 May 2005 at 11:31 am

    You are too right, Frau Beaverhausen. I have been properly put in my place. Your sharp and clever sass has squarely put shame on my shoulders. I have disgraced the house of Lordleiter. Sad face. Sad salmon.

  4. Anastasia Beaverhausen on 14 May 2005 at 6:43 am


  5. Keri on 14 May 2005 at 2:04 am

    I got a 30GB iPod Photo for my birthday.

  6. Miranda on 15 May 2005 at 12:16 pm

    Kmai? Are you trying to make me cry? Cause it’s working….

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