Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Song of the Moment

Heart Songs - Weezer

I got my hands on Weezer's new Red Album, and while it's not a complete return to form, it's definitely a step in the right direction. They still cannot re-capture that magic of Blue Album and Pinkerton, but Red Album is far, far superior to their last few messes.

This track "Heart Songs", especially stands out to me. At first it appears to be a trivial song about what Rivers liked listening to when he was young, but by the time the bridge arrives (many points for the Nirvana reference) the song swells into one of the more epic songs Weezer has written.

This is also the most honestly Rivers has written lyrics since Pinkerton, so points for that as well.

Weezer's Red Album is out today.

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