Review: Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’

Last month, when Weezer released "Beach Boys," the second track from their 11th studio album Pacific Daydream, I wrote a post that speculated how swaths of their longtime fans would react to the song, with its drastic, pop-leaning shift in sound. The last time bandleader Rivers Cuomo experimented this heavily with their supposed identity was … Continue reading Review: Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’

First Impression: Weezer – “Beach Boys”

Rivers Cuomo and company have made many attempts to make pop songs that fit with current trends. Some have worked greatly ("Beverly Hills") while others have left listeners with a big WTF. (See that mess they did with Lil Wayne.) But most of them have floated somewhere in between, leaving fans greatly divided on what … Continue reading First Impression: Weezer – “Beach Boys”