I didn't have to buy the new Weezer album. I think my friend Dave was planning on buying it, and I could have ripped it off of him. Or I probably could have scrounged the whole album from the internet. But I never buy CD's anymore, and I don't mind showing my support, and there's nothing like having a shiny new purchase. So I bought it.
I've only listened to it once, and it sounds all right. I do however have one small complaint:
They could have put forth some sort of effort into the packaging, man. That's the only thing that I'm getting by buying instead of stealing, and they're not even throwing me a bone. The cover I'm sure you've seen. The back is the same green, with a list of the songs in white. The CD is that lime green with "Weezer" written on it. There's no picture hiding underneath the CD. And the "booklet" isn't a booklet; it unfolds to a photo of the band on stage, with each guy's name.
That's it. That's it? C'mon, man. I shelled out . . . I don't remember how much, but it was more than a movie. Sure, I'll probably only look at the shit once and then forget about it, but it's the principle of the thing, no? At least come up with a title, for Pete's sake. I'm not upset or anything, just a little disappointed . . .