Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Weezer's Raditude

I don't really have anything to blog about, but I'm sitting here listening to Weezer's new album, and it reminded me of Melanie. She's at the age where we can finally play our own music, and not only kids' CDs. I figured I'd do a little album review; taking into consideration, Melanie's opinions of the music.

1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
This is a solid Weezer song. It's upbeat (Melanie like to headbang to it), and has a good melody. Melanie also likes it because they say "girl" in it a lot.

2. I'm Your Daddy
Referred to as "the baby song" by my daughter, it's yet another vintage Weezer creation. Sweet melody and groove. Again, one reason Melanie likes it is because they say "baby" and "daddy." She obviously doesn't know what it means. :-)

3. Girl Got Hot
Not our favorite song, but the chorus is very catchy and it's a fun song.

4. Can't Stop Partying
The hip-hop song featuring Lil' Wayne. It contains 2 naughty words (which I edited out) "rapped" by Mr. Wayne, but the song is another catchy masterpiece. I love watching Melanie bobbing her head in the back seat singing "I can't stop, partyin' partyin'!" You can't listen to this song without tapping your foot, or bobbing your head. Rivers dominates the 1st verse. One of my favorites on the album.

5. Put Me Back Together
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this is Melanie's (and Mary's) favorite song on the CD. It's a slower jam that starts out with Rivers singing a bit lower than he normally does. Then, he kicks it up an octave, and it on! Melanie just about has this song memorized and sometimes uses it to sing herself to sleep. (Fun Fact: This song was mixed in Virginia Beach.)

6. Trippin' Down the Freeway
Nothing too special. A classic Weezer rock and roll tune. I like how he switches-up the chorus from 08-09, to 09-010, to 010-011. Kinda cool.

7. Love Is the Answer
A little Bollywood feel here. The song's cool, but kinda slow to be able to listen to over and over. The Indian singing is a nice change of pace though, and it's got a good message.

8. Let It All Hang Out
Similar style to #6. I like the repeating of words on the verses.

9. In the Mall
Similar style to #s 6 and 8. One of the weaker songs, but still a good classic Weezer feel.

10. I Don't Want to Let You Go
Like #5, a cool slower jam. Nice rhythm and I love Rivers voice on this one.

11. Get Me Some
Similar to #s 6, 8, & 9. Good lead guitar work.

12. Run Over by a Truck
The piano kicking this song off is one of the better intros on the album. Melanie like the "zippidy doo da" part. It's part of the "deluxe" portion of the CD. It should have been included on the "main" CD. I really like this one.

13. Prettiest Girl in the Whole World
Their last album featured "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived," so this song title seems obviously appropriate. I really like this song too. Kind of a modern "sweater song." Tight, Weezer harmonies on the chorus are always a positive. The chorus is simple, melodic, and catchy. This is another tune that should have made it's way onto the "main" CD.
Melanie likes the title.

14. Underdogs
This one lacks. It's supposed to be some some kind of slow ballad/anthem/fight-song, but it's just kinda lame. It's listenable, barely.

There you have it. Well, if you don't have it, go out and get it. ;-)

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