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Weezer returns with a shockingly strong cover album in 'Weezer (The Teal Album)'

by Matthew Yapp No one asked for it, no one expected it, but here it is anyways. On Jan. 24 at midnight, with no warning, Weezer ambushed listeners with a cover album titled Weezer (The Teal Album). Looking at the cover you can tell the band was going for a throwback vibe seeing as everything about their looks screams 80’s, and the track list is no different.

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This all started back in September of 2018 when the band released a cover of Toto’s 1983 hit Africa with the help of “Weird Al” Yankovic. After that cover skyrocketed in popularity, it seems the band wanted to drop a few more reimagining of past hits, likely to build up a bit of hype before they release Weezer (The Black Album) on March 1. However, while social media is abuzz discussing how unexpected it is to hear the band covering 90s rap and 80s pop, the question stands: is the album any good?

Vocal and energetic highs

Mr. Blue Sky Take on Me, Weezer (The Teal Album)

Feeling distinctly Weezer

completely ruining it No Scrubs

Even a cover album needs direction

Paranoid Mr. Blue Sky
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