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I am not sure what I would give it. Z took a long time to grow on me, to the point where I love it dearly, so I will give this one a fair amount of time for taking it all in. But I am liking it more and more. I cannot get Evil Urges out of my head right now.

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Coincidentally, 4.7 is the exact score they gave the new Weezer album.

 

ouch :blink

 

thing is, i enjoy the Red Album boatloads more than the last 2 Weezer records (which were both quite awful). maybe even like it more on the whole than the Green Album, but both are a far cry from their first 2 albums.

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i mean it's not their best record by ANY means, but 4.7? come the eff on

 

I think they're right on in this case.

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The reviewer seemed to be focused on the lyrics, which isn't that important to me when it comes to MMJ. (Usually I can't even tell what he's saying). I really like the record. Not as good as Z but pretty damn good and they rocked SNL more than Wilco did.

 

Also, I was watching Californication and MMJ's Rocketman was in it.

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now; i have to say i've never actually checked any of their lyrics on this album or their others, but i always thought they were pretty political (in a sense) and were in fact very religious. am i miles off the mark here? in that review when he talks about james singing "such a fine citizen" or whatever it was - i thought he was talking about jesus, like i thought he was on "what a wonderful man". i've never actually heard anyone else talk about the lyrics being religious, so i wanted to check if anyone can shed some light on this.

 

i really like their lyrics; but, as i said, they might actually be my own lyrics that i am making up, which only sound like their lyrics. :stunned

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now; i have to say i've never actually checked any of their lyrics on this album or their others, but i always thought they were pretty political (in a sense) and were in fact very religious. am i miles off the mark here? in that review when he talks about james singing "such a fine citizen" or whatever it was - i thought he was talking about jesus, like i thought he was on "what a wonderful man". i've never actually heard anyone else talk about the lyrics being religious, so i wanted to check if anyone can shed some light on this.

 

i really like their lyrics; but, as i said, they might actually be my own lyrics that i am making up, which only sound like their lyrics. :stunned

 

I never thought of MMJ being a religous band and I certainly never thought of "What a Wonderful Man" being about Jesus. Maybe I was misintrepeting though.

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The reviewer seemed to be focused on the lyrics, which isn't that important to me when it comes to MMJ. (Usually I can't even tell what he's saying). I really like the record. Not as good as Z but pretty damn good and they rocked SNL more than Wilco did.

 

Also, I was watching Californication and MMJ's Rocketman was in it.

 

 

Yes, it was! I was so excited to hear that. I love their version of that tune.

 

I was reading an interview in Spin (I think), and Jim James said that a lot of these songs were written when he was starting a new relationship and was all happy in love. Apparently the relationship has since ended, and he said the songs sound kind of desperate and sad to him now.

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Pitchfork reviews are often parodies of themselves. Especially with established bands like MMJ.

True. Although this is one of those rare Pfork reviews that sounds a lot like something I might have written, myself. I'm listening again right now with fresh ears after a couple weeks off. Still not feeling it.

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There's a couple songs on the record that are probably some of my favorite all time MMJ tunes, but there are also alot of of clunkers... I didn't get into this record as much as I thought I would. I loved it at first, but it just never took off for me. :(

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Still my favourite album of the year by a ridiculous margin. The Pitchfork review is a fucking joke. It's condescending, reductivist, short-sighted and ultimately just plain wrong-headed. The douche who wrote it is certainly allowed to like or dislike whatever he pleases, but his argument here is just some thin stew, in my opinion. "It sounds like a very well-produced Dan Fogelberg song, until James drops 'interweb' on us like a sack of dirty socks." And? It's cute. Nobody seems to complain about "Jebus," a Simpsons reference, in what many (most?) fans consider the best song the band has ever put to tape. Also, the writer commits the cardinal sin of damning the band simply for stretching its wings creatively (quite nimbly, as always, in my opinion), with comments like "On record, several times over, from a singer more accustomed to disguising his elliptical, oft-nonsensical lyrics with grain-silos full of reverb, it's incongruous and awkward." Increasingly, I find myself fed up with Pitchfork's lazy, unengaged reviewers and the site's constant trumpeting of the next big thing (which, at least to my ears, typically sounds more indebted to the last great thing with each passing trend). I deleted my P-fork bookmark a year or two ago, and now I'm fairly certain I won't even bother following links to the site's reviews any more.

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