From “The Sweater Song” to “Beverly Hills,” Weezer has had their fair share of hits. They formed in 1992 and have gained much popularity in the last 20 years. Weezer’s brand new album, “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” released on Tuesday. The 11-track album had many fans waiting since their 2010 album, “Hurley.”
The lead singer, Rivers Cuomo, was pursuing his solo career for the last couple years after the death of their former bassist Mikey Welsh.
The opening track of the album, “Ain’t Got Nobody,” begins with a little-kid saying “I had another nightmare,” and a mother comforting her child saying “Go back to sleep honey, everything will be alright in the end.”
Weezer performed “Ain’t Got Nobody” on late night show “Kimmel” last week.
The lyrics go, “I thought I had a friend,
but she was just pretend. She didn’t have a soul, nothing I could hold. Ain’t got nobody. Ain’t got nobody.
Ain’t got no one to really love me.”
This song was a personal favorite on the album, it’s catchy and upbeat, plus the lyrics are easy to follow and sing along to.
The third song on the album was, “Eulogy for a Rock Band.” The lyrics were funny and witty, but not the best song on the album.
“Adios rock band that we loved the most, this is a toast to what you did and all that you were fighting for.” The eighth song on the album is another favorite. “Go Away” features lead singer of the surf-rock band Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino.
It’s a duet piece where Cosentino and Cuomo pretend to be ex-lovers and who communicate through the song. Cosentino sings, “Stupid boy, you keep on begging but I won’t let you in, you keep on crying but you know what you did, I’ll never let you back in.”
The ninth song on the album is “Cleopatra” which is also another solid addition. The lyrics go like, “We grow old, our hearts are dim.
But our minds are free, to fly where they will. Your beauty is faded, you’re a broken shell, it’s only the weak that fall for your spell. You can’t control me no more Cleopatra, patra, patra.”
It’s about a boy who is controlled by this girl but he won’t let her take control of him anymore.
The last three songs on the album are called “The Futurescope Trilogy” which contains three parts called, “The Wasteland”, “Anonymous” and “Return to Ithaka.”
These last songs are kind of either love or hate. Overall the album gets a six out of 10 since out of the 11 songs on the album, there were only three that were really enjoyable.
Although just the thought of Weezer releasing a new album is enough to excite fans, the album needed more hits to be successful.