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Contributed by: TheEvilMonkeyEvilMonkey
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Before I start this review, let me clear something up- there is no comparing Weezer in Pinkerton and Weezer In The Blue Album. So I won't try to explain my score as opposed to Pinkerton. They are completely different kinds of music, so no comments about how "you're wrong, blank album is better than .
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Before I start this review, let me clear something up- there is no comparing Weezer in Pinkerton and Weezer In The Blue Album. So I won't try to explain my score as opposed to Pinkerton. They are completely different kinds of music, so no comments about how "you're wrong, blank album is better than blank album." Have your opinions, but don't make me read 'em, unless they are good positive points. Anyways, onto the review.

The Blue Album starts off with an amazing song that really shows off the album. "My Name Is Jonas" is filled with great harmonies, and it's a song that will have you singing along with it, because of it's simple yet engaging lyrics. What really makes this one of my favorite songs in the album is the finale to this song, where Rivers sings, "The workers are going home", building the momentum each time he says it. I can't help but shout it with him as the song draws to a close with the gentle guitar part.

"No One Else" seems a lot like "No Other One" of Pinkerton fame, and seeing as how Blue Album comes first, it makes me like No One Else a lot more. Eventually, I just got tired of "No Other One" so that's why I have a kind of bias towards no one else. However, an ingenious chorus draws me in, and this song leads into "The World Has Turned And Left Me Here."

I don't know quite what to say about this song. It isn't bad, it isn't good, and it isn't terrible. It's just so unique, that I really don't know what to say. It gets to be really good song as you listen to it more and more, but the first time I heard it, I didn't know if I liked it or not.

Buddy Holly is possibly this CD's standing point. It could probably stand on this song alone if it had to, because it's a fun song filled with great lyrics, and some of the catchiest tunes you'll ever hear. If you only listen to one song on this album, make it this one, it's a true pleasure to listen to.

Track five is a beautifully crafted song, and "The Sweater Song" really shows a maturity that we don't see often in Weezer. The conversations in between the choruses really compliment the song well, and the chorus' lyrics are just amazing. This is Weezer when it is writing it's best lyrics, although it's not my favorite song on the album.

Track 6, "Surf Wax America", is a track to which I've heard a lot of good comments. To tell you the truth, I really don't enjoy this song all that much. The second verse is good as it gets harder, and the end line of "all along the undertow is strengthining it's hold, I never thought it'd come to this, now I can never go home" is just riveting. But as a song in it's whole, not a very good one. That's going to upset a lot of people, and that's the one thing I'd like to see- how people react to my review of this particular song.

Track 7 is Say It Ain't So, and the first verse is pretty funny the first time you listen to it. In truth, it's not really that funny, but I found the hiney thing amusing. This chorus is great, and an amazingingly cool sounding guitar part picks up in the second chorus, adding a lot of depth to the song. A great song, with very cool melodies.

Track 8 is the sleeper of the CD, the one that sneaks up on you. "In The Garage" is partly so good because we can all sorta relate to that phase where we played something like "Dungeon Masters" and learned all the rules and things like that. Magic: The Gathering, anyone? And the second verse adresses the fact that songs can seem stupid to us, that no one would want to read the words we write. A great song with a secure feeling that you can relate to.

Track 9- Holiday- is a fun song- but, don't kill me here, I don't love it. The song has a great part at the end, but not much here for me.

Track 10 is long- really long- I actually haven't listened to the whole thing yet. I'll get back to you when I do, but I like it for the most part.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 6, 2004)

I totally agree with the dude that just commented. You are dumb. But when Matt Sharp left the ban it went downhill. You suck. Punk sucks. I am god.

Anonymous (November 6, 2004)

You are an idiot. The album is perfect. You haven't even finished it. Wow. And it's not punk, its rock, not punk rock, just 90's rock. punk sucks. You are dumb. Every song is perfect, and I have never labeled any cd perfect except this one. Just to finish once again, youre retarded. Jave a good day retard.

bemused (October 18, 2002)

Yeah man. You think that you would at least have listened to the entire album before reviewing. You have had 8 years.

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

yea im going to that stereo show at the fireside friday (today). spitalfield have a new bassist and i have to check it out.

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

who the fuck writes a review of the blue album 8 years after it came out?!especially a highly uninformed review.

Anonymous (September 26, 2002)

i'm new to this whole punk music thing, how do i tell a real punk band from the other. by the beats per minute?, what type of chords they use? if they use a guitar that has stickers on it, is that punk? my mom wears an anarchy shit while she squirts her ass juice in everybody's eye, her bands name is poot squirter. she says she's punk cause she hates the government. i guess i'll never know what punk music is. my mom gets fingered in the ass regularly. i like how everyone here is always so angry, maybe you should all visit a porn website before you visit punknews.org, maybe you guys won't act like a dickless homeless man with tourettes. that explains it...you're all dickless. it's true my mom told me so.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

dont review old albums, nobody cares anymore.

Vien (September 25, 2002)

Looks like someone's in love.:)

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

fuck sara(no h) she is probably some butch ass piece of shit for a girl and looks like a goddamn man! thats right i said it motherfucker

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

evildeadalive (September 25, 2002)

Who the hell would buy any macaroni other than Kraft Dinner? Not punk!!!

eyeball_kid (September 24, 2002)

hee hee almost as many comments as that Andrew WK review! Trying to think which reviews would get most stupid comments. Look out for my reviews of the entire Blink back catalogue. I promise they will be full of misinformation and blasphemy!

If the 'filter anonymous comments' thing worked that would be cool. These threads are really funny though. I think maybe we need a 'What Punk Means' messageboard.

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

Please listen to the whole of only in dreams, if not for me, for poor little matt, the true genius behind weezer/rentals...simple and great through and through, that is my song...

my name is ian, and i am a pre-green album weezer fan. although anything and everything minus matt sharp is ASS.

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

i hate you sara. i hate evil monkey. i hate this computer. i hate the color blue. i hate air. hah! do i fit on this board or what?

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

not true, but I do hate you.

Sara(no h)

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

i hate everyone im so stupid and ugly as shit too!
sara(no h)

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

Nice.

Sara(no h)

krowdsurf (September 23, 2002)

Jesus Christ, this message board makes me scared to leave my house. How can so many people be such complete dicks to someone they don't even know just for voicing his opinion? I'm worried I'll go to Giant and someone will see me buying Super G brand macaroni and cheese and beat me senseless because Kraft is better and Giant is for sell outs. All you assholes can eat a bowl of dicks. Super G or Kraft dicks, take your pick.

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

YOWZA! Someone shittalking Ultimate Fakebook. You so crazy! UFB is better than you. They're also better than Weezer.

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

This is completely fucking ridiculous. Weezer is a band who has fans who listen to all types of music. They write music that can only be described as pop and yet fans of punk, hardcore, the underground, the above ground, the left and the right, all love weezer, at least for this album.

so why do i come to a punk webpage and get subjected to some brainless troll's opinion of a musical masterpeice? If this album is shit, in your opinion, that's fine, because it's YOUR OPINION, and no one here can help it if you're an idiot.

but, this is, a PUNK PAGE. right? I mean, it sure as fuck looks that way, so WHY IS THIS HERE? why did this even get through for the public to get sick at? this is stupid.

you are a fool.

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

this band is almost as bad as ultimate fakebook. oh wait. they are the same band.

Ejaculine (September 23, 2002)

ONly in Dreams is my favorite song of all time of any band. Classic album.

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

Your review sucks. The Blue Album is great. I know because I have listened to it ALL! Dumb-ass, if you are going to review a cd then at least listen to the whole goddamn thing. This cd is not punk but it was definitely different from everything that was out at that time. >>> That's what made it so great! Now quit trying to defend your shitty-ass review, shut up and be a fuckin man. All your whining about everyone else telling you their opinion is pathetic! Do us all a favor and don't ever post another review....ever!

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

i love you guys and your bickering. it brings a smile to my face every time.

Vien (September 22, 2002)

Waste_elite is in real need of attention. Getting all butt-hurt on the opinions of others, which is by the way
the most "punkest" thing I've ever heard. Zing!

waste_elite (September 22, 2002)

A real punk does this

A real punk doesn't do that

if punk is all about what i should do and what i shouldn't do, count me out. escape the restraints of our culture only to find heavier restraints in a movement supposedly without rules. dicks to you all.

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

You are all a bunch of sterotyping assholes, and say something nice or don't say it at all. Seriously, 'I didn't like this album because...the songs weren't catchy enough...' but hell fucking no 'This album sucked ass...bla bla negitive shit bla bla' Geez. And another thing that PISSES me off is the statement 'your not punk because ..such and such..' and just the word "poser" pisses me off. NOW THEN lets all just TRY to BE OURSELVES.

And personally I think the Blue Album was very creative, and catchy...and I do have to say it is their best. As for maladroit...its good but its just not Weez.

waste_elite (September 22, 2002)

i'm sorry, i should've cut and pasted the first part of his comment instead.

"Let's not fuck each other by claiming this "I am more punk than you" bullshit. If you are on a computer, if you are at this site, if you know how to fucking type - then you aren't punk."

whatever, i was speaking of the intentions of your statement. i'm sick of all these people that think punk rock revolves around nothing but stupidity and nihilism. i'll leave that to the primates.

sucks you lost 50 IQ points there Vien, guess that knocks you down to 15.

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

to be honest with you, by those standards I'm by far the punkest here. Don't believe me, smell my fingers

Vien (September 22, 2002)

I just lost 50 IQ points just by reading waste_elite's thoughtful comment.

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

i love the fact that you think that dying your hair green or peeing in a cup is a moronic thing to do.

there was no mention of intelligence until you said "moronic."

I, for one, do not think the things that I mentioned below are something that only stupid people do.

waste_elite (September 22, 2002)

"A real punk right now is peeing in a Starbucks coffee cup, dying his hair green with kool-aid, fingering some girl in the ass, and throwing rocks at cops."

i love people that think that in order to be punk you have to be a moronic lunatic.

TheEvilMonkey (September 22, 2002)

To the dude below me who says that this isn't emo.org, I have to make one thing clear-

You are a liar, because I went there and all I got was something about the european music office. Ass.

LoL, just kidding man. But seriously, I was curious to see what happened when I typed in EMO.ORG, and up pops European Music Office- pretty fucking cool shit. LoL.

The Evil Monkey

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

Let's not fuck each other by claiming this "I am more punk than you" bullshit. If you are on a computer, if you are at this site, if you know how to fucking type - then you aren't punk.

A real punk right now is peeing in a Starbucks coffee cup, dying his hair green with kool-aid, fingering some girl in the ass, and throwing rocks at cops. Not typing "I hate weezer comments" on a fucking "punk" website.

And to calm the confusion even more...this is punknews.org - and NOT - emo.org

Vien (September 22, 2002)

Zing!

REALPUNX4LIFE (September 22, 2002)

WEEZZER R NOT 4 PUNX!!! THESE BAND IS!!! http://www.punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=1249 TAWK ABUT THAM INSTED!!! TURBANEEGRO WILL EET UR CHILDRAN N FUK UR FATHARS!!!

ltjskank324 (September 21, 2002)

if pop punk wasnt classified pop punk, i wouldnt have a problem with it... maybe shitrock sounds better

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

monkey, you're an idiot. You rant and rave about wanting to have an opnion but can't handle the critcizm? Cry in your pillowcase then. You then bitch and moan about how your not as "punk" as somebody else. BOO FUCKING HOO, punk in general is dead and has been for years. The music might live on in some ways but the essence died some time ago.

If you can't take the heat, don't post it and bitch about how everyone is making fun of you. You might as well look in the mirrior before questioning someone else's age because you sound like a 15-year old crybaby. and yes, blink 182 is not punk. They're a straight pop band writing songs about first dates while in their 30's. Where did you think avril lavigne got her little "punk rock" clothes idea and sluts like britney spears began to wear "punk" t-shirts?

If punk wasn't dead to some people then it officialy is now. Blink turned from being somewhat respectful to a complete joke and spurned all these other shit groups who claim to be punk. That is why so many people among other reasons despise them because they helped turned the music in some ways to be a fucking joke.

Punk means something different to everyone but in your defintion, I think you need to follow it as well instead of bitching and moaning about what others have said.

On Weezer, this is the album to have if you like them. Everything else have either been blown out of proportion or a dissapointment.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

why the hell do you keep talking about us wetting our pants? It is fucking stupid, shut up. and yes dick, everyone has heard of weezer and if they haven't then that is because
1)they don't listen to rock/alternative/punk/pop
2) they don't care either.

so don't say we haven't all heard of weezer, cause we have, 10 years ago.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Vien (September 21, 2002)

Pssssssst......This is one of the bands that first got me into punk.

TheEvilMonkey (September 21, 2002)

... wow guys, great comment. I listen to teeny bopper punk bands. First of all, Blink 182 is not teeny bopper punk, and they are just a kind of punk that I and many others don't like. However, I am one of the few who doesn't follow popular opinion and hate them because they are, well, Blink 182. I just don't like the whiny voices of the singers.

And another gasp factor, I've just heard of this great new thing called opinion; you must never have heard of it. It's this thing- wait actually, you're probably too stupid to understand.

Ok, so am I not allowed to post a review? If you don't like it, tough shit, man. I couldn't care less. It's called an opinion. Even I agree, it's not my strongest review. But hell, if you don't like it, fine, but I sure as hell could care less about what you think, so don't say it- I want insightful comments that aren't being written by morons. Which is like, two of these comments below me.

So in conclusion, shut up- I'm sick of you so called punks who feel "special"- in other words who are just plain idiots- because they listened to punk rock five years before I did- so? Do you want a fricking cookie?

Get a life and stop acting like a bunch of five year olds- go annoy someone else.

Just because something is popular doesn't mean it can't be good.

One more thing: the only reason I'm reviewing this album so late on is because I only really started listening to Weezer a year or so ago- I knew about them, but I didn't listen to them- once again, *Gasp*, and you guys wet your pants- but I didn't, because, hey, I thought, the green album sucks- why should anything else be better? So last year a friend copied it for me, and I liked it- so f*ck off, and stop bothering me.

It's losers like you who have forever ruined punk, which has always been about the individual- liking something for what it is, and respecting others for being themselves-

Signing off, but not for good-

Sam
The Evil Monkey

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Seriously, son, shut the fuck up. We all fucking hate you.

TheEvilMonkey (September 21, 2002)

Wow, some people really don't get it. A few posts down, someone states, "you don't have to read this review." Regardless of whether he liked my review or not, he is right- so shut up and stop bitching. I listen to Blink 182 and those pop punk bands-

Wait, actually, before I answer that, let me just tell you idiots something- there are people in this world that, *gasp*, actually have not heard of Weezer. Yes, I know you all just pissed your pants with shock at this statement. I don't mind if you take a quick five minute break to start crying like a little girl and then create a great comeback. "Oh yeah, you listen to Blink 182 and those other teeny bopper bands."

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Do us all a favor and jump off the nearest bridge. You are in no way evil in fact I think you've been beatin' off and playing D&D or magic cards for the past 9 years. This cd should've been reviewed a long, long time ago. Oh by the way I'm fucking your mom and she likes it. She's really something in fact you'd be surprised to learn that she doesn't have a gag reflex. BONG!

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Why would anyone review this? What a horrible waste of time.

Everyone has this record, knows it. I think this is the only kid who hasn't heard The Blue Album entirely.

This kid has always been a boil on the review comments and this adds insult to... well, insult. What a blemish of a human. It truly disheartens me that he is alive.

There must have been extreme effort in trying to come up with something so blatantly resembling mind swill. This is physically repulsive and so it the reviewer.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Awwwww, how cute! http://www.imgstudio.com/2002/september/19/stamp_original/0919200 27235646.jpg

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Jesus God, people are stupid. No one forced you to click on the review over on the side of your screen that said "Weezer - The Blue Album." You did it on your own, now you complain that it wasted your time. Grow up, idiot. Oh yeah, this album is overrated.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Every song on this album is like an anthem. You always find yourself singing along because it is so unbelievably catchy. Definitely an all time favorite.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

do we really need another fucking review of this album? no one needs to read this.if you give a shit about weezer you already have this. even if you don't you probably have it. review something people actually wanna know about and not your favorite turd of an album 100 times.

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

This could be one of the most timeless albums of our generation. If this album came out today it would still be incredible, and Weezer should get credit for that. Timeless music is rare in this day and age. In my opinion, there has been a lot of crap to come out in the last 8 or so years that this album puts to shame. I listened to it yesterday, as a matter of fact.

Captain Crunch

PS Who's going to the Stereo at the Fireside bowl next Friday?? I might make the drive from Detroit.

WussEmoRock (September 21, 2002)

um..what is wrong with you?

1) you don't like holiday, or surf waz america? are you fucking crazy? those are the two best songs.
2) listen to all of the last song, jesus
3)how could you say "say it aint so" is funny, and then totally contradict yourself the next sentence by saying "actually it isn't that funny"
4) horrible review
5)i can't believe I read the whole thing
6)buddy holly is not the best song, "surf wax america" is
7)thanks for the laugh!!!

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Hamish (September 20, 2002)

This was the first CD I ever bought (in 6th grade). It's never left rotation. I've probably listened to it more than any other CD I own. I could write books about how much I love it.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

you guys are funny. poor guy writes a review. and you all decide to gang rape him for doing so. damn i love this fucking site.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

you probably listen to Green Day and Blink!

ohhhh man he got you, that was HARSH!!! please hammer, don't hurt em.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

I love all of your feeble attempts to be me...

Fact of the matter is not once have I made idiotic remarks concerning oral sex, thefore anyone who reads my ramblings will know that the twit below is not me.

-sickboi

bostonmusicguy (September 20, 2002)

When a some comes out that long ago you should have listened to the whole thing by now... not to mention if it deserves 4.5 stars you should be able to listen to the whole thing...-BostonMusicGuy

bostonmusicguy (September 20, 2002)

Who cares about this album anymore... Its a great album, classic even, but it doesnt need anymore reviewing... please stop.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

anyone who hasn't listened to only in dreams a hundred times on repeat doesnt deserve to review this album..... He probably just bought it last week thinking it had "gone fishin'" on it. Go muppets...

mike

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

no one every fucking played dungeons and dragons like you, you fucking loser.
it's also great how you review the whole album what..8 years after it was made. how could you not have heard it before...are you one of those twelve year old teeny boppers that listens to weezer NOW because they're cool. hey when this album came out and i was twelve, it wansn't just cool...it was the fucking shit!

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

THe second post is not mine- Sam "The Evil Monkey

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

I can understand why you would not be able to sit through a weezer album, but the nine stars baffle me. Are you deaf, retarded, or just trendy?

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Listen Guys, if your review isnt punk then I DONT WANT IT ON MY FUCKING PAGE!!

-Scott

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

yea and fuck sickboi hes and little fuckin bitch probably listens to blink 182 and green day! Damn you to hell bitch!

-Sam "The Evil MOnkey"

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

yea fuck this shit just fuck it fuck it like i fucked your dead mom bitch

-sickboi

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Okay, obviously you people are illiteriate, I say, don't post comments about how "you're wrong", because definitely no one wants to hear it. Why read the review if you say "why write a review that everyone and their mother already knows about?" Don't read it then, you stupid idiots. I post a review which is personal opinion only- I will keep posting reviews here regardless of what you think. Scott was the only one decent enough to be polite about the review.

Oh yeah, to the idiot who says to me, why give it a 9 when you don't like half the songs. First of all, I don't like two of the songs, and, the parts I like are so strong that I can disregard some of the bad parts.

Don't read it if you don't like it.

Don't be a bunch of babies, get a life.

-Sam "The Evil Monkey"

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

actually i love this album but this reviewer is such a fucking idiot i should go to his house and suck his dick
-sickboi

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

The one Weezer album I like and this idiot ruins it.

-sickboi

emptycauses (September 20, 2002)

haha didnt even read the bottom comments, looks like my job was taken care of

emptycauses (September 20, 2002)

1) why review an album that everybody and their mothers know 2) make it a good review and 3) u havnt even listened to the whole song 'only in dreams'? and u say u like weezer, what an idiot

Bryne (September 20, 2002)

How could you not listen to all of "Only in Dreams?" You don't know what you're missing, buddy. This album will always rule.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

This is the worst review I have ever read in my entire life ... thanks for pathetically reviewing an 8 year old album that everybody and their mom has already heard.

maverick (September 20, 2002)

Woah, someone is trying to post as me below. Let me remind you, kids, unless it says "maverick" above the post, it ain't me.

Anywho, this album's great, this review, not so much.

-Scott

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Alright, fan boy, you said you don't like about half the tracks and yet you give the album a "9". How the fuck is this possible? Shut up, fan boy. I can't believe your reviews are still getting posted.

Is anyone else sick to death of Weezer???

--Cos

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

this aint punk bitch
-Scott

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

how can you review an album without listening to it all? its only like half an hour, half an hour of greatness, but still ... and only in dreams is only like 8 minutes long, 8 minutes of greatness but still, our generation really has a fucked up attention span

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