|Description:|Weezer - 2021 - Van Weezer (qobuz Hi-Res) [[email protected] 24bit]
Title: Van Weezer (qobuz Hi-Res)
Format: WEB, 10 x files (digital download), FLAC, Album, Remastered, 24bit 48kHz (qobuz Hi-Res)
Note: Track 01 is 24bit 44.1khz
Producer: Suzy Shinn
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Recorded: 2018 - 2020
Label: Crush Music, Atlantic Records
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Stadium Rock, Power Pop
"This album is dedicated to Ric Ocasek and Eddie Van Halen"
Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. Since 2001, the band has consisted of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Patrick Wilson (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards).
After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer released their self-titled debut album, also known as the Blue Album, in May 1994. Backed by music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song", and "Say It Ain't So", the Blue Album became a multiplatinum success. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but achieved cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both the Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following the tour for Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left the band and Weezer went on hiatus.
In 2001, Weezer returned with the Green Album, with new bassist Mikey Welsh. With a more pop sound, and promoted by singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", the album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the Green Album tour, Welsh left the band and was replaced by Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit (2002), achieved mostly positive reviews, but weaker sales. Make Believe (2005) received mixed reviews, but its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2008, Weezer released the Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint". Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the third Weezer song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a Grammy-winning YouTube music video. Raditude (2009) and Hurley (2010) featured more "modern pop production" and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band took a hiatus from 2011-2014 after their material kept getting backlash from fans. Their ninth and tenth albums, Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014) and the White Album (2016), returned to a rock style and achieved more positive reviews. Their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream (2017), featured a more mainstream pop sound. In 2019, Weezer released an album of covers, the Teal Album, followed by the Black Album. In 2021, the band released OK Human, which featured an orchestral pop sound, followed by the hard rock-inspired Van Weezer. Weezer has sold 10.2 million albums in the US and over 35 million worldwide.
Van Weezer is the fifteenth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 7, 2021 by Crush Music and Atlantic Records. Featuring a classic rock and hard rock inspired sound, the album was announced in September 2019 with an original release date of May 2020, coinciding with announcement of the band's participation in the Hella Mega Tour alongside Green Day and Fall Out Boy. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour was delayed indefinitely and Van Weezer's release was delayed until May 2021.
Four singles were released ahead of the album's release; "The End of the Game", "Hero", "Beginning of the End" and "I Need Some of That". The album received generally positive reviews from critics.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine:
Rivers Cuomo began plotting Weezer's return to hard rock long before the October 2020 passing of Eddie Van Halen, but once the guitarist left this world, Cuomo decided to dub the group's heavy 2021 record Van Weezer. The title is an affectionate tribute to an early musical hero and also some truth in advertising: The album is indeed filled with the kind of oversized riffs and melodies that characterized Van Halen's reign in the early 1980s. Like all great Van Halen albums, Van Weezer weighs in at a swift 31 minutes, spending no longer than necessary to drive home the hooks and guitar solos, but that's where the easy comparisons end. Weezer doesn't use the early Van Halen albums as a blueprint so much as they treat the band as their spirit animal, attempting to infuse Weezer's power pop with a dose of reckless abandon. Rivers smartly doesn't attempt to mimic the gonzo showmanship of David Lee Roth; he sticks to his geeky persona, an image that is enhanced, not contradicted, by the overdriven roar of the amplifiers. It's not so much that there's tension between Cuomo's plain-spoken vocals and the mountains of guitars, but that the noise delivers a transcendence his singing yearns to achieve. It also helps that this neo-nostalgia project helps focus Cuomo's songwriting. Working with a rotating cast of collaborators, he remains focused on big hooks, melody, and clever turns of phrases that never are anchored to the past even when they play upon memories. It's a trick that Van Weezer pulls off as a whole: any of its retro origins are washed away by big, dumb sounds that keep the record grounded in the eternal now, an aesthetic choice that also helps the album be a rousing good time.
01. The End of the Game (3:02)
02. All the Good Ones (2:44)
03. Hero (3:56)
04. I Need Some of That (3:20)
05. Beginning of the End (3:15)
06. Blue Dream (2:50)
07. 1 More Hit (3:06)
08. Sheila Can Do It (2:58 )
09. She Needs Me (2:52)
10. Precious Metal Girl (2:51)
Rivers Cuomo - lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Patrick Wilson - drums
Brian Bell - guitars, backing vocals
Scott Shriner - bass, backing vocals
Format : FLAC
Format : Free Lossless Audio Codec
File size : 36.3 MiB
Duration : 2 min 44 s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 856 kb/s
Album : Van Weezer (qobuz Hi-Res)
Performer : Weezer
Track name : All the Good Ones
Track Position : 2
Track Total : 10
Label : Crush Music - Atlantic
Genre : Rock
Cover : Yes
Encoded By : miok
Format : FLAC
Format/Info : Free Lossless Audio Codec
Duration : 2 min 44 s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 1 814 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel layout : L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz
Bit depth : 24 bits
Compression mode : Lossless
Stream size : 35.5 MiB (98%)
Writing library : Mutagen 1.45.0
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