By Jeremy Grand
Weezer is color-coding again. People started to give up on these adolescent rock pioneers after Maladroit, and it took a while for Make Believe to put them back in the ranks again. It seems as if the color theme is one they should stick with; their latest Red Album adding another layer to their awesome rainbow of records.
The catchy first single, "Pork and Beans," has the same great deep head banger spots that were in the classic "Hash Pipe," with a great corresponding video that pays homage to the YouTube generation and viral videos. The very Weezer-esque quirky lyrics are what make it great, making you want to say, "Screw you, Timbaland, rock still exists."
Weezer has not yet given up hope for the pop charts, with great songs like "Troublemaker," "Everybody Get Dangerous" and the deliciously epic "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived," making excellent fodder for Billboard to feed upon.
Nothing unexpected, but better than anticipated, the Red Album is one to pick up. Have your pork and beans and eat it too, no Pepto required.
Published June 29, 2008
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