Weezer (Red Album)

~ Release group by Weezer


Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Weezer (Red Album) CD 10 DGC Records, Interscope Records B0011135-02 602517671836
Weezer (Red Album, deluxe edition) CD 14 DGC Records, Interscope Records B0011336-02 602517726451
Weezer (Red Album) Digital Media 15
Weezer (Red Album) Digital Media 16
Weezer (Red Album) CD 13 Interscope Records, DGC Records UICF-1102 4988005517869
Weezer (Red Album) CD 11 DGC Records, Interscope Records 0602517744929 602517744929
Weezer (Red Album) Digital Media 13 Interscope Records 602517766440
Weezer (Red Album) CD 12 Interscope Records 1774493 602517744936
Weezer (Red Album) CD 16 Interscope Records 1774496 602517744967
Weezer (Red Album) CD 15 Interscope Records 0602517744950 602517744950
Weezer (Red Album) 12" Vinyl 10 DGC Records, Interscope Records B0011135-01 602517730748
Weezer (Red Album) CD + DVD-Video 17 + 11 DGC Records, Interscope Records, Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICF-9057 4988005527844
Weezer (Red Album) CD 11 Universal Music Ltda. (Brasil) 60251774492 602517744929
Weezer (Red Album, deluxe) 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 8 [no label] (Special purpose label – white labels, self-published releases and other “no label” releases) [none] [none]
Weezer (Red Album) CD 13 4988005517869


artist & repertoire support: Thom Panunzio
Luke Wood
associated singles/EPs: Dreamin'
Pork and Beans
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
included in: Blue / Green / Red
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000789075 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/35292 [info]
Wikidata: Q1466501 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Weezer (2008 album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Weezer:Weezer_(2008) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/weezer/weezer__red_album_/ [info]
http://www.musik-sammler.de/album/172717 [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/3h54 [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.