No one does big summer jams better than Weezer. Their tenth album, Weezer (White Album) is chocked full of big, feel-good summer rock bangers and is sure to keep your spirits up high.
The album kicks off strong and anthemic with ‘California Kids’, that channels The Front Bottoms and sets the summer scene. The anthems continue with the big rock banger, ‘Wind In Our Soul’ that keeps the fun alive with tasty guitar licks and punchy piano chords carrying the song throughout. The band also channels twenty one pilots with both ‘Thank God For Girls’ and ‘Jacked Up’; ‘Thank God’ has some very interesting and captivating lyrics, while ‘Jacked Up’ is all about the groove (and innuendos). ‘(Girl We Got A) Good Thing’ is sweet and has a great rocking bridge, complete with big powerchords and a killer guitar solo. ‘Do You Wanna Get High?’ is super pleasing melodically, and builds up into an epic rock ballad finally. It’s a huge moment on the album, the highest in my books, but the energy definitely doesn’t drop. ‘King Of The World’ has pop rock hit all over it, definitely a big summer song with its anthemic chorus. After more jams like the huge ‘L.A. Girlz’, the album closes on a big, happy note with the most summer single ending an album could have, ‘Endless Bummer’, because nothing says summer banger more than “I just want this summer to end”. The song’s about a lost love, a somber but lovely ending, closing out with beach sounds just as it began.
Weezer’s new record shows that they are still champions of their craft. After twenty years of busting out huge anthems, their energy hasn’t faltered in the slightest. They can dominate summer with the biggest rock hits of the year if they want to; and the White Album is definitely their takeover. A huge record for an even huger band.
Favorite Tracks: Do You Want To Get High?, L.A Girlz, Jacked Up, Wind In Our Sail
Least Favorite Track: Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori