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Weezer releases new album

On March 1, Weezer released a new album that sticks to their original sound. The band worked on writing the album while in the recording process of the last album. The album is called Weezer after the band like the others, but it is referred to as the “Black Album” to separate the albums from each other.

As mentioned in a past review, Weezer starting making music in 1992. The band found their unique sound and started to make albums quick. After releasing their last album full of covers, Weezer thought it was time to drop music from their own hearts again.

“Too many thoughts in my head now. I can’t get out of my brain. They got me running in circles, feel like I’m going insane.” ~Too Many Thoughts in My Head

Weezer’s style of music is one of my personal favorites. The guitar rhythms and drum beats make their music differentiate from other bands. Each song finds its own way to stand out and be known.

“Once upon a time, there was a prince. He tried to save the world with funk rock riffs.” ~The Prince Who Wanted Everything

On my first listen, I fell in love with the song “Living in L.A.” The song appealed to my music taste perfectly. I love when artists use a different language in their songs because it adds an entirely new element to the song. If I had to recommend only one song off of this album, I’d choose “Living in L.A.”

“We’re fortune’s fools when we took the bait. We sacrifice our lives for rock and roll. Je ne sais pas, burning at the stake. We never really had a choice at all.” ~Living in L.A.

I strongly recommend listening to this album. The lyrics are interesting and the music is fun. As a fan, this is one of my favorite albums by Weezer and I’m looking forward to more music in the future.