Weezer (Red Album)

~ Release group by Weezer

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerDigital Media14
  • US2008-01-01
Geffen Records602517726451
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD10
  • CA2008-06-03
DGC Records, Interscope RecordsB001113502602517671836
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD10
  • US2008-06-03
DGC Records, Interscope RecordsB0011135-02602517671836
Weezer (Red Album, Deluxe Edition)WeezerCD14
  • US2008-06-03
DGC Records, Interscope RecordsB0011336-02602517726451
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerDigital Media15
  • US2008-06-03
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerDigital Media16
  • US2008-06-03
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD13
  • JP2008-06-04
Interscope Records, DGC RecordsUICF-11024988005517869
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD11
  • DE2008-06-06
DGC Records, Interscope Records0602517744929602517744929
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerDigital Media13
  • XW2008-06-09
Interscope Records602517766440
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD12
  • GB2008-06-16
Interscope Records1774493602517744936
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD16
  • GB2008-06-16
Interscope Records1774496602517744967
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD15
  • DE2008-06-20
Interscope Records0602517744950602517744950
Weezer (Red Album)Weezer12" Vinyl10
  • US2008-06-24
DGC Records, Interscope RecordsB0011135-01602517730748
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD + DVD-Video17 + 11
  • JP2008-09-03
DGC Records, Interscope Records, Universal International (Japanese label; release must say “制作:Universal International” AND have no logos other than “Universal Music”)UICF-90574988005527844
WeezerWeezerCD11
DGC Records, Interscope Records1774492602517744929
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD11
Universal Music Ltda. (Brasil)60251774492602517744929
WeezerWeezerDigital Media15
Geffen Records0060251774495
Weezer (Red Album, deluxe)Weezer2×12" Vinyl6 + 8
[no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases)[none][none]
Pseudo-Release
Weezer (Red Album)WeezerCD13
  • JP2008-06-04
4988005517869

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Thom Panunzio
Luke Wood
associated singles/EPs:Dreamin'
Pork and Beans
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
Troublemaker
included in:Blue / Green / Red
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/35292 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3h54 [info]
other databases:http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/172717 [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/weezer/weezer__red_album_/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000789075 [info]
Wikidata:Q1466501 [info]

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Weezer have been releasing records with varying commercial and cult success for 14 years, and their latest offering The Red Album is quintessentially theirs, but with a somewhat misguided twist. The noticeable difference with this, their sixth effort, is that it lacks a sense of coherency and direction, probably as a result of frontman Rivers Cuomo relinquishing overall control and making the creative process a free-for-all. This has worked in places, but overall the tracks feel unfinished and distract from the increased experimentation originally intended.

Like its predecessors there are that handful of truly amazing power-pop tracks which demand you sit up and pay attention, or dance around your room. Lead single Pork and Beans, alongside Troublemaker and Everybody Get Dangerous exemplify Cuomo's signature punchy cords and lyrics, drenched in satirical wit and geeky bravado. Flanking these musical powerhouses are several slow burners which benefit from a few listens. They are like a pleasant country drive you're quite enjoying, until you realise each hedgerow looks like the next and you are left wondering why you got in the car in the first place.

The saving grace of this album is The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn), with a glorious mish-mash of styles, ideas and genres that would sit most happily in an obscure Swedish prog set. If this is the future of the aging Weezer then the future is sounding good. That is if the band concentrate more on this type of intensive diversity, and less on the sort of mediocre meandering on the second half of the record. An album easily dismissed on first listen, this is actually better than you think.