Everything Will Be Alright In The End is yet another Weezer record that has been met with a lukewarm response from fans. Four years of anticipation have elapsed since the LA quartet released Hurley; disappointingly, however, this ninth instalment appears to have become a further example of the band’s efforts to rekindle the same excitement that the likes of the Blue album generated.
The lyrics have an almost juvenile feel to them – “I ended up with nobody and I started feeling dumb,” does not seem like a lyric with any great depth. The tracks have a certain hollowness about them; nothing near the raw emotion that pulsed through the ink spilling from Rivers Cuomo’s pen during the Pinkerton era.
Whilst this album is still recognisably Weezer, it’s hard not to unhappily compare it to their glorious beginnings; older fans may not cosy up to it as much as a first-time listener might. Perhaps everything will be alright in the end and Weezer will rediscover that special something that captured our hearts in the mid-90s, but they haven’t succeeded with this endeavour.