Weezer – Weezer (The White Album) (Atlantic, 2016)
Weezer’s 10th studio album, their fourth self-titled release (this one being referred to as The White Album), is a perfect rock album to take you into the summer. The lyrics are simple and the melodies range from sunny upbeat songs to laidback beach tunes. The album has the inescapable feeling that it was crafted for a day at the beach. While some might feel that this album is stagnation for a group stuck in the ‘90s, it delivers a refinement of the Weezer formula. It might not be a step forward but it delivers what it promises. Like its titular colour, the album will no doubt be bland to some and comforting to others. If you are looking for a spiritual, complex and challenging experience, look elsewhere. If you are in the mood to have fun, relax or party like it’s 1999, don’t miss out!
Trial Track: “California Kids”