=w= // OK human
January 30th, 2021 @ 12:35 am
i’m currently listening to the new =w= album… i figured i’d live post my first impressions while listening.
* for songs i love on first impression.
all my favorite songs – i don’t vibe with it fully but the words apply to me perfectly
* aloo gobi – this sounds like something indie i would have listened to during myspace days. i do like it, and it didn’t feel weezer-y enough for me until the first chorus and the further it gets into the song, the more weezer-y it got.
grapes of wrath – pleasing enough, very poppy and happy but doesn’t resonate as a song i’d go back to just yet.
* numbers – this is very cursive, sad and romantic sounding to me and i love it.
playing my piano – see below.
mirror image – i don’t really vibe with this song, it’s overly whimsical if that makes sense? haha i didn’t realize “playing my piano” changed over to mirror image… so same for both songs. meh.
screens – this is a very happy, modern 60s sounding song to me, if that makes any sense. i liked it, but don’t really connect with it (other than being annoyed with everyone staring at their fuckin phone screens).
bird with a broken wing – a lil too slow for my liking, but a pretty song none the less.
dead roses – a lil too slow for my liking, but a pretty song none the less.
everything happens for a reason – just a 23 second in betweener.
here comes the rain – it’s catchy if you have an ear for this specific type of song, and it’s not really for me. super happy… too happy for me.
la brea tar pits – i feel like we’re back at the “this sounds like something from myspace indie band days”, but polished. i don’t really listen to that type of music anymore… that kind of music reminds me of the band japanese gum – it’s not bad, i’m just not feelin it.
every time there’s a new weezer album, i clench and cringe a bit… i know there’s never gonna be another blue album, but i keep praying for it. i love pinkerton, i love parts of maladroit and some of the green album. maybe a song or two after that, but never a full album again, and i hate it. i tried to listen to the entire discography at some point a year or two ago and couldn’t really find anything i liked. it made me so sad, because the blue album and pinkerton are so epic. the blue one is always going to be the mecca for us weezer fans, and nothing will ever top it. it’s so depressing.
while i’m not a huge fan of it, i will say that i think overall, “everything will be alright in the end” comes pretty close to the blue album soundwise, from modern day weezer. da vinci is probably my favorite track from the album.
in case you don’t feel like sifting through their entire discography, here are a few notable song/scattered gems i adorrrrrrrrre:
you gave your love to me softly (b-side)
green album – photograph
maladroit – possibilities
raditude – (if you’re wondering if i want you to) i want you to – okay, this song is sorrrrrrrrrrrt of a wee bit obnoxious, but it’s so happy how could you hate it?! i don’t find myself listening to it often, but i do like it. ♥
pacific daydream – mexican fender, happy hour (it’s so dreamy! …and poppy but not offensively poppy), weekend woman feels blue album to me but dreamy (i guess they were going through an electro-pop dreamy sounding phase? lol), any friend of diane’s is a good one, too.
the black album – while i just wanted to note that i reeeeeeally didn’t dig this album, “i’m just being honest” is one of my favorite weezer tracks, ever. while it doesn’t feel like a weezer track at all, it’s right up my alley.