To call a Weezer album “hotly anticipated” is to state the obvious, no matter how long it’s been since their last release. In this case Raditude comes only one year after 2008′s Weezer aka the Red Album. Thankfully for fans, the Raditude release is being accompanied by a big headlining tour. They’re even hotly rumored to be a Bonnaroo headliner next year (they’re #17 on this guy‘s list anyway).
Check out this teaser for the video to their new single I Want You To:
REVIEW OF REVIEWS
Rivers Cuomo took a turn for the juvenile on Weezer’s 2008 self-titled album, like a middle-aged dad stuck inside the head of a spazzy adolescent. Nothing wrong with either viewpoint, but sometimes Cuomo sounded like he was pandering. The quartet’s seventh album, “Raditude” (Geffen), remains preoccupied on the surface with scenarios that could be written off as teenage kicks: chatting up pretty girls at clubs, cutting loose on the weekend and riding escalators at shopping malls. But the attitude is less about desperation than a kind of melancholy celebration.
Weezer have managed to stun the masses with word that their October 27th album will be titled Raditude. It’s like radical, with an attitude. Since 50 percent of their previous releases have been self-titled and color-coded, it’s a welcome change of pace — and as far as our dictionary tells us, a brand new word.
1. “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”
2. “I’m Your Daddy”
3. “The Girl Got Hot”
4. “Can’t Stop Partying”
5. “Put Me Back Together”
6. “Trippin’ Down The Freeway”
7. “Love Is the Answer”
8. “Let It All Hang Out”
9. “In The Mall”
10. “I Don’t Want To Let You Go”
(11. “The Story Of My Life” – iTunes bonus)
(12. “Kids/Poker Face” – iTunes pre-order bonus)
11. “Get Me Some”
12. “Run Over By A Truck”
13. “The Prettiest Girl In the Whole Wide World”
14. “The Underdogs”
(15. “The Story Of My Life” – iTunes bonus)
(16. “Kids/Poker Face” – iTunes pre-order bonus)