Sincerely, I have no idea why people are so critical of this album. Although, I do tend to prefer when Rivers embraces his pop side, but it’s really not even that “pop”. This might be my favorite Weezer album, and Sweet Mary in particular is among my favorite songs ever.
I actually enjoy it
Now don’t get me wrong. The first time I listened to this album I thought it was ehh. But then I listened to it again. And now the more I listen to it the more I enjoy it. Weezer had still got it.
The singles are terrible
While the singles sucked, the rest of the album is a sweet surprise:
Feels like Summer
La Mancha screwjob
Any Friend of Diane
I love it feels like summer
I’ll always love them
By La nina pina
Yeah their not like the old days but so far i’ve liked what they come up with ! They do their own thing and the songs are crazy good !!!!
It's Pretty Bad
The first single I heard from this album was Feels Like Summer, performed live while I stood in the front row. In person, the song blew me away. The lyrics were catchy, with a fun melody and blasting guitars. Come the finished album, however, the rock instrumentation has been majorly toned down. The album has shifted gears entirely from Everything Will Be Alright in the End and The White Album for a strange pop-rock concoction unfortunately reminiscent of Hurley or the worst parts of Ratitude. Some songs are full of that classic Weezer crunch, but unfortunately the lyrics are generally weak and no song packs the punch of California Kids or L.A. Girls. Not one track on this record is as good as one track on The White Album, and it isn't even close.
I can remember driving down the highway, listening to this album for the fourth or fifth time. It was growing on me, I thought. I can appreciate Weezer's new direction. Then, something strange happened. I reached for my iPod and changed the music. I switched over to a different Weezer album. Relief flooded my body. The truth hit me like the chorus of Say it Ain't So: I did not want to listen to Pacific Daydream.
By old man Erik
FEELS LIKE SUMMER!
I think this is my least favorite Weezer album, even more than Make Believe and Raditude. Here’s why.
Mexican Fender: 6/10 Pretty good chorus, but the song needs more energy. Still a pretty decent song.
Beach Boys: 8/10 The only song I really enjoy. It’s catchy and fun.
Feels Like Summer: 5/10 Overall a very okay song. Just sounds like commercialized pop.
Happy Hour: 5/10 The instrumentation is nice but it doesn’t sit well for me as a Weezer song. Another commercialized pop song.
Weekend Woman: 6/10 A pretty good song, but I think the demo that inspired this song, “Burning Sun” is miles better.
QB Blitz: 5/10 This song just doesn’t do anything for me. And it’s kinda boring.
Sweet Mary: 5/10 I forgot this song existed. Yawn.
Get Right: 5.75/10 The instrumentation is good but it’s another forgettable song.
La Mancha Screwjob: 6/10 Something decent!!! But it’s not much.
Any Friend Of Diane’s: 5.75/10 Another okay song, but not that memorable.
The biggest problem with this album is that it’s very boring. Even Make Believe and Raditude was interesting and I could remember each song. This just puts me to sleep. If you like commercialized pop music, you’ll find this good. Maybe it’ll grow on me over time, but for now I’ll take “Beverly Hills” and “I’m Your Daddy” Over this any day of the week.
Bye bye Rn'R
By Bubba Guitar
Every musician has the right to take the muse of music wherever they wanna go with it...But those 'fans' that have followed their careers might not be too enchanted by the new explorations...
This album kisses goodbye to the 'power' in Weezer's pop. First song "Mexican Fender" highlights the guitar (with a definite rip of J. Geils band song "Love Stinks", give it a listen if you don't know it) but then the rest goes to the blips & bleeps of late teens 21st century music. The 2 most 'popular' songs on the album "Feels like Summer" & "Happy Hour", I wish I could luv & blast at the beach but they're kinda lethargic, blippy & trying to hard imho...
This Pacific daydream is way too dreamy sleepy to me...sorry.
This album is DEPRESSING!!! 🤮
This album is sooo bad, that even though I am a Weezer fan since the blue album and I can say they are my favorite band, it made me lose my interest in them.
I am not excited anymore by Weezer singles being released.
I hope I can fall back in love with them with a future album, but for now I’m on a Weezer break.