• Maggie Neuman

Van Weezer Review

Alright folks, let’s get this out of the way up front, I like Weezer! I enjoy a lot of both their older and newer stuff because more than anything, I find Weezer’s music to be very fun. In fact I like them so much that on 4/20 I did an hour of Weezer in place of my normal pop variety show to celebrate! Weezer has released a veritable shit ton of music during their 27 years of existence (with a break and reunion somewhere in there) and on May 7, they released their 15th studio album, Van Weezer which I am here to review today.

I’d like to start by saying that this album is fun, there’s no doubt about that! This album pays homage to some of Cuomo’s favorite hair metal bands, sometimes more cheesily than others. I’m not going to try to convince you that this album is great, but who really turns to Weezer for top tier, high quality music? I imagine that most Weezer fans turn to them for some fun vibes like me and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Without further adieu, let’s get into how I feel about the songs on this album!

We start with “Hero” with its distinct superhero theme and childlike energy. This song tells the story of someone who wants to be a hero for someone but ultimately walks alone. It’s a bit cheesy but overall a pretty fun opener.

Next we hear “All the Good Ones” which sounds to me like it could have been on their White Album with its chill verses and more rocking chorus. Once again the message with this one is pretty cheesy being about all of the good ones being gone… except for the girl this song is about.

Next we have “The End of the Game” which I quite like! It gives me big Van Halen vibes with the guitar lines. Despite the rock feel, the lyrics are quite sugary sweet and I imagine would succeed in winning a girl over. More than any other so