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  • Audio CD (May 14 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000065BW8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,685 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. American Gigolo
2. Dope Nose
3. Keep Fishin'
4. Take Control
5. Death And Destruction
6. Slob
7. Burndt Jamb
8. Space Rock
9. Slave
10. Fall Together
11. Possibilities
12. Love Explosion
13. December

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After taking five leisurely years to follow up on 1996's Pinkerton, Weezer are apparently on a roll. Arriving just over 12 months after The Green Album, Maladroit finds the Los Angeles power-pop band in the midst of a particularly fertile creative period. "Dope Nose," which is easily stronger than anything on the last album, flexes a sinister shout-along chorus and vintage Van Halen riffs, while the potent garage-punk blast of "Fall Together" wipes out any lingering discomfort over the thoroughly Sugar Ray-sounding "Island in the Sun." In a sense The Green Album was just a taster for this, the blissfully thunderous main dish. Sure, there are some deadpan emo moments ("Death and Destruction") littering the course, but mostly Maladroit is Weezer doing what they do best--inverting and embracing dumb rock stereotypes and somehow making them sound smart. --Aidin Vaziri

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With 2001's "The Green Album", Weezer re-invented themselves,as a straight-foward rock band. Their songs became shorter in length,and packed less of the emotional punch of their two previous efforts (see "The Blue Album (1994), and "Pinkerton" (1996), what remained were the extremely catchy melodies that have propelled songwriter Rivers Cuomo to stardom. With "Maladroit", Cuomo once again seeks to re-invent himself, and has for the most part succeeded. "Maladroit" is infinitely "heavier" than it's predecessor, both lyrically, and musically. The songwriting is also far darker and often delves back into the rocky emotional terrain, Cuomo previously explored in "Pinkerton". While the work is not entirely strong as a whole, contained here are some of the best Weezer songs to date. There are several standout tracks including, "Slob", "Slave", "Death and Destruction",and "Take Control". These tracks showcase blistering rock riffs, as well as intelligent and personal songwriting. The rest is more fun-time rock n' roll, and I mean that in the best way. Simply put, Weezer has made an album that rocks, and that was all they set out to do.
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OMG Weezer rawk so hard on this album. Rivers Cuomo is a rawk god, have you seen the guy? Well I have, and if Rivers Cuomo is a rock god than I am the second cousin of the lovechild of Jon Bon Jovi and Meryl Streep. One reviewer commented that this album will probably 'appeal more to real fans, than the general public. He's right it probably does appeal more to the real fans (i.e Japanese anime nerds) then the general public (i.e pimps). People might try to say something to refute this like, "Oh this is the least nerdy album they've ever made". While Weezer may not be flaunting their geeky lifestyle they are still just as nerdy only in a different, worse way. Now they're like that lanky red hair kid you see at school that is dressing like a gangster to fit in with the cool kids even though just last year he was a member of the audio visual club. Yes Weezer are trying to be accepted with all the cool kids, and they end up looking like complete and utter fools. Like the idea of 'Cheap Trick in the new millenium', yeah me neither. The whole album reeks of rawkin, loud tunes that your grandma would say is 'hardcore' to the max. And everyone knows that the coolest music in the world is the kind that your grandma likes. Right. I really wish I could say there was a good tune on this album but I can't seem to think of one, well the video for Go Fishin' makes the song ten times better because the muppets are on it. Yeah, that's about it. I hate this one song that's called Space Rock more than the others though because it was misleading as hell. I was expecting a song about space and got nothing. Kind of like how I was expecting a decent album and got this flop.
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"Maladroit", Weezer's fourth proper studio album, is pretty much the prodigal son of Weezer records from what I've heard people say about it. But lets just be honest: "Maladroit" is a pretty good record.
You can say its not as good as the first two, but you can't compare records. On the merits of this record, you get more than enough good songs to justify the purchase.
"American Giglo" shows that this will be harder Weezer record then what you expect, but it shows what Weezer have always done better than almost every other band: basic song structure with enough melody to keep you singing along for the rest of the song.
"Dope Nose" is a fairly simple pop song, as is "Keep Fishin'", both utilizing the power of melody. "Take Control" and "Fall Togather" rock harder than anything else in the Weezer catolog, and the standout track on the record, "Slave", proves that power pop can indeed save the world, or at least someone from buying a Nickleback record.
Of the thirteen songs on here, I could've done without the clumsy "Death and Destrcution" or the forgettable "Love Explosion", but these are small qualms. "Maladroit" is a worthy addition to the Weez catalog, and a good record all around.
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Some of the reviews here are really stupid, subjective slants at an album that really doesn't deserve them - good or bad. This is a smart rock band - not Debussy, not Chopin, not Beethoven. It's rock and roll. Why do people sound like such bratty children trying to describe this rock album in a sincere way? Poseurs. I came up here to decide whether I should buy the album and all of you have FAILED to give honest criticism of the album - it's all flaming responses to what you all hold near and dear. Pure drivel. Anyway, I bought the album and it's as good as anything Weezer has ever done, which, lets face it, is pretty good stuff. This band hasn't ever pretended it could the doors off anything, its merely a smart pop rock band that can't step outside that box without getting slammed. Quit acting like it is anything more and quit giving honest reviews like this negative ratings - it's counter productive, Amazon. If you like what Weezer has done in the past you will like this album, just read the professional review above, that's about as honest as it's going to get.
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