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Album Review: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

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Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Weezer has been a household name for about 20 years now. Their quirky debut album, The Blue Album which was released in 1994, became a triple-platinum triumph and is regarded as one of the best albums of the 1990s. Two singles off of the album featured music videos (“Undone – The Sweater Song” and “Buddy Holly”) that were directed by Spike Jonze and were met with great success.

To date, Weezer has released 9 studio albums which have amassed an impressive 17 million sales worldwide. With a long list of touring history that includes such acts as Blink-182, Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, The Cranberries, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, The Pixies, No Doubt, and many others, you can agree that Weezer has played a big part in influencing the the direction of alternative and pop music across the globe.

Their newest album Everything Will Be Alright In The End seems to wash across a great plane of musical genres. Songs like “Lonely Girl” and “Go Away” (which features guest vocals from Best Coast singer Bethany Consentino) express a decisively surfer-rock feel, while other tracks, such as “I’ve Had It Up To Here”, lend a more diverse musical scope. The album also has a couple tracks that steer a bit from the pack; like the track “The British Are Coming”, which is sort of a quirky march with patriotic themes, and lyrics that mention the Revolutionary War.

Everything Will Be Alright In The End has been out for just under a week now, and it has received very positive reviews. This album has the quirky aesthetic that Weezer fans initially fell in love with. It offers diversity of everything from ‘90s punk drives, to military marches, to operatic vocal styling. Currently, the band is touring the US and will continue to do so as 2014 comes to a close.

Tour Dates

Oct. 2 – San Jose, CA – Even Center at San Jose State University
Oct. 11 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capitol
Oct. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona State Fair
Oct. 24 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino
Oct. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero *
Oct. 26 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
Oct. 27 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
Nov. 2 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
Nov. 6 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House *
Nov. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco *
Dec. 2 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
Dec. 5 – Jacksonville, FL – The Big Ticket
Dec. 7 – Orlando, FL – The Big Orlando

*Playing Everything Will Be Alright in the End in full

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