I don't know...
This is an odd cookie to crumble. This is a cute album, but it does not feel like Weezer, nor Make Believe Weezer (thank Christ...), it feels like Foster The People. I like two songs on the album, "QB Biltz" and "Mexican Fender". "QB Blitz" is a strikingly familiar song, and is cute, but not the best song (by FAR) Weezer has made. "Mexican Fender" is just a guilty pleasure song. I would only buy QB Blitz, and wait for the next Weezer album to come out. Also, avoid the Africa cover, and buy Torches by Foster The People. Good Luck!
This should have been a Rivers solo release, it might have received better reviews. As a Weezer record, only Mexican Fender and Sweet Mary qualify. Feels Like Summer is a catchy pop tune....if you like pop music. Weezer fans generally prefer drums and guitars. Time to call Matt Sharp and do a Cheap Trick turnaround....because this is their Doctor.
By Noonan loves Bushwood
Happy Hour is my favorite new song I've heard all year. I love it!
Can’t keep making the blue album
Weezer can’t keep making the blue album or even albums like Pinkerton or the Green album. The band is going in a different direction with the sound of their music but it still tastes like Weezer but with a more millennial pop music sound. All in all I love Weezer and understand that the band has to experiment and change it up to stay fresh and to also possibly bring in new fans that may adore the new sound of Weezer. To conclude this review I’d like to say that I like the album and I can’t wait for the next.
Listen With An Open Mind...
First off, this is not your typical Weezer record. The guitars you might be used to hearing on their albums are almost non-existent on this one. This record will probably piss off a lot of Weezer fans who want them to keep churning out the same ol stuff album after album. But Rivers seems to like to work outside his box from time to time (most HATED Pinkerton upon its release) and this record is definitely doing that. When listening to this album, at first it was just okay because it wasn't what I was used to from this band (I happen to like their guitar driven albums best). But the melodies are so good, I kept waking up with these songs in my head. I found myself listening more and more. Is it my favorite Weezer record? No. But there's great music on here that you'll appreciate once you get past the fact that Weezer doesn't sound like normal Weezer.
Great sound and not the usual subject material. Thanks for switchen it up alittle and making it a standout Weezer album
Weezer is known for their melodic pop AND the guitars that go along with it, minimal guitars in this album. Very disappointed in them. I am sure some 8 year old somewhere who hears this album as their first music ever would pay attention to it, but I won't.
This reminds me of a Sugar Ray record I heard 15 years ago. I still enjoy the first four albums so thanks for those and the B-sides then.
By Slayer of Heroes
All of these songs are super fun and catchy, I could listen to them all day (and have done so before)! Feels Like Summer is my new feel-good song!
Weezer’s fresh new sound
Weezer’s discography has always been, for lack of a better word, rather polarizing. Whether it’s the emotional and personal Pinkerton, or the heavier Maladroit, Weezer have always had a different sound on each album. However, the most drastic change in sound in Weezer’s discography may have just come with the release of Pacific Daydream. With the release of this album, Weezer took a large risk changing their sound heavily after the release of 2016’s self-titled ‘White Album’, trading off guitar solos in favor of more crafted compositions that may appeal more to a broader audience. Pacific Daydream album brings listeners to exactly where its title suggests, with its calming melodies and its reverby production. Most importantly, this album sounds fresh overall, with Weezer going into uncharted territory, creating sounds that haven’t been heard on a Weezer album before, while still sounding entirely like Weezer. This album is a standout in Weezer’s discography, with its drastically different sound and overall vibe, and is a great example of fresh pop music done well by Weezer in 2017.