It's Pretty Bad
The first single I heard from this album was Feels Like Summer, performed live while I stood in the front row. In person, the song blew me away. The lyrics were catchy, with a fun melody and blasting guitars. Come the finished album, however, the rock instrumentation has been majorly toned down. The album has shifted gears entirely from Everything Will Be Alright in the End and The White Album for a strange pop-rock concoction unfortunately reminiscent of Hurley or the worst parts of Ratitude. Some songs are full of that classic Weezer crunch, but unfortunately the lyrics are generally weak and no song packs the punch of California Kids or L.A. Girls. Not one track on this record is as good as one track on The White Album, and it isn't even close.
I can remember driving down the highway, listening to this album for the fourth or fifth time. It was growing on me, I thought. I can appreciate Weezer's new direction. Then, something strange happened. I reached for my iPod and changed the music. I switched over to a different Weezer album. Relief flooded my body. The truth hit me like the chorus of Say it Ain't So: I did not want to listen to Pacific Daydream.
By old man Erik
FEELS LIKE SUMMER!
I think this is my least favorite Weezer album, even more than Make Believe and Raditude. Here’s why.
Mexican Fender: 6/10 Pretty good chorus, but the song needs more energy. Still a pretty decent song.
Beach Boys: 8/10 The only song I really enjoy. It’s catchy and fun.
Feels Like Summer: 5/10 Overall a very okay song. Just sounds like commercialized pop.
Happy Hour: 5/10 The instrumentation is nice but it doesn’t sit well for me as a Weezer song. Another commercialized pop song.
Weekend Woman: 6/10 A pretty good song, but I think the demo that inspired this song, “Burning Sun” is miles better.
QB Blitz: 5/10 This song just doesn’t do anything for me. And it’s kinda boring.
Sweet Mary: 5/10 I forgot this song existed. Yawn.
Get Right: 5.75/10 The instrumentation is good but it’s another forgettable song.
La Mancha Screwjob: 6/10 Something decent!!! But it’s not much.
Any Friend Of Diane’s: 5.75/10 Another okay song, but not that memorable.
The biggest problem with this album is that it’s very boring. Even Make Believe and Raditude was interesting and I could remember each song. This just puts me to sleep. If you like commercialized pop music, you’ll find this good. Maybe it’ll grow on me over time, but for now I’ll take “Beverly Hills” and “I’m Your Daddy” Over this any day of the week.
Bye bye Rn'R
By Bubba Guitar
Every musician has the right to take the muse of music wherever they wanna go with it...But those 'fans' that have followed their careers might not be too enchanted by the new explorations...
This album kisses goodbye to the 'power' in Weezer's pop. First song "Mexican Fender" highlights the guitar (with a definite rip of J. Geils band song "Love Stinks", give it a listen if you don't know it) but then the rest goes to the blips & bleeps of late teens 21st century music. The 2 most 'popular' songs on the album "Feels like Summer" & "Happy Hour", I wish I could luv & blast at the beach but they're kinda lethargic, blippy & trying to hard imho...
This Pacific daydream is way too dreamy sleepy to me...sorry.
This album is DEPRESSING!!! 🤮
This album is sooo bad, that even though I am a Weezer fan since the blue album and I can say they are my favorite band, it made me lose my interest in them.
I am not excited anymore by Weezer singles being released.
I hope I can fall back in love with them with a future album, but for now I’m on a Weezer break.
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.