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Weezer - Weezer (Teal Album) (2019) Published: January 26/19 Released: January 24/19 albumAlternative10 Tracks • 36 Minutes
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42%
    SELECTED LINE: ‘The Teal Album’ at once satirises the covers album and makes a decent stab at perfecting it. -New Musical Express (NME)
    Weezer (Teal Album) is the 12th studio album by Weezer, released by Crush Music through Atlantic and Warner Music on January 24, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Africa3:58
    2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World4:04
    3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)3:34
    4. Take on Me3:43
    5. Happy Together2:25
    6. Paranoid2:44
    7. Mr. Blue Sky4:46
    8. No Scrubs3:10
    9. Billie Jean4:54
    10. Stand by Me3:00
℗ 2019 Weezer under exclusive license to Crush Music / Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and Crush Music / WEA International Inc. for the world excluding the United States. A Warner Music Company.
Critic Reviews (38)

So, yes, The Teal Album’s existence is sort of a fluke, but here’s one last fact for you: It rules.

4 months ago

Polygon Polygon

Weezer is finally dead (to me at least).

4 months ago

CGTN America CGTN America

The Teal Album is kind of really good.

4 months ago

HeadStuff HeadStuff

As someone who's spent four days listening to it, I can assure you it does not reveal its charm over time.

35% 5 months ago

Under The Radar Under The Radar

Harmless, serviceable, and at times, a good amount of fun.

5 months ago

chorus.fm chorus.fm

Based on its contents, from its list of popular cover choices, and the conventional visions for recreating those songs, "The Teal Album" is an endeavor that can only be adequate at best.

53% 5 months ago

Ultimate Guitar Ultimate Guitar

On The Teal Album, Weezer delivers an outright hilarious choice of ten faithfully-executed classics for an overall colourful experience.

60% 5 months ago

The Spill Magazine (CA) The Spill Magazine (CA)

Truly remarkable in its arrangement and its delivery, Weezer‘s ‘Teal Album’ is an enjoyable album, provided you don’t take it too seriously.

70% 5 months ago

DEAD PRESS! DEAD PRESS!

Basically, if you’ve heard the original, then congratulations, you’ve heard the Weezer cover.

50% 5 months ago

Soundblab Soundblab

They honor the wildly disparate likes of “Billie Jean,” “Paranoid,” and “No Scrubs” so faithfully it raises the question of what we as listeners are meant to need of them.

60% 5 months ago

Philly.com Philly.com

If Weezer expressed interest in playing my wedding, but they would only play cover songs (no Weezer originals), I’d lock them down in an instant – with, or without my fianceé’s approval.

5 months ago

Atwood Magazine Atwood Magazine

In spite of all the possible pitfalls Weezer could have faced in its delivery, The Teal Album is a truly pleasant surprise, and one of the most likeable records to have emerged in recent months.

60% 5 months ago

Drowned In Sound Drowned In Sound

Each track is instrumentally scarcely distinguishable from its original, a separate spin is completely false except for a few additional six-string audio tracks.

20% 5 months ago

Plattentests.de Plattentests.de

It sounds more like the dying gasps of a band clambering for any amount of relevance they can still get.

5 months ago

Weekender Weekender

Weezer here is a live karaoke band running faithful cover versions through some sort of musical meme machine to create, probably, the exact sort of thing the Fyre Festival attendees thought they might have been getting.

5 months ago

Off The Tracks Off The Tracks

The record's enjoyable in the same way a pub's covers band is enjoyable after you've downed a few drinks.

40% 5 months ago

nzherald nzherald

For a covers album orchestrated by a popular rock band, The Teal Album could've turned out much worse.

60% 5 months ago

theneedledrop theneedledrop

You gain nothing from listening to this, even if you’re just looking to rant about something.

18% 5 months ago

Earbuddy Earbuddy

It’s like live band karaoke, and everyone is invited, which is all this really boils down to at the end of the day.

75% 5 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

Weezer (The Teal Album) actually works. Weezer is a very capable band doing some very good covers.

60% 5 months ago

Punknews.org (Staff) Punknews.org (Staff)

It looks like Weezer is saving the industry and making rock and roll great again, not by building walls, but by breaking 'em down.

70% 5 months ago

Punknews.org (Staff) Punknews.org (Staff)

Weezer’s album is more than just a fun nostalgia trip for fans; it’s also clever stealth promo for the band’s upcoming March release, The Black Album.

5 months ago


You can mock the entire concept of a Weezer covers album, but not the tribute band fidelity of what they achieve.

80% 5 months ago

The Wee Review The Wee Review

The Teal Album is a cheap gimmick that never rises to anything more than a recording of your average wedding band.

30% 5 months ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

The Teal Album is fun. It showcases Rivers’ great voice and the band’s constant versatility and dexterity.

5 months ago

NOISEY NOISEY

Whereby Weezer only add an electric guitar track here and there, otherwise they are embarrassingly fixated on faithful work, Cuomo even adapts his singing style to the originals.

17% 5 months ago

Musikexpress Musikexpress

Like a gin and tonic without the gin.

50% 5 months ago

Star2.com Star2.com

The Teal Album is an amusing surprise for Weezer to drop, but it also feels like a misuse of their charm packaged into a cash-grab.

50% 5 months ago

Northern Transmissions Northern Transmissions

This will be an album for which the novelty wears out incredibly fast, and as much as that might have been the intention, it’s not a good foundation to build an entire album on, regardless of how throwaway it is.

40% 5 months ago

The Soundboard The Soundboard

Weezer smartly approach covering some of the most iconic songs of the past with a deft ‘if it ain’t broke’ touch.

5 months ago


WEEZER are enjoying themselves, and the joy is quite simply infectious.

70% 5 months ago

Distorted Sound Distorted Sound

The lifelessness of the covers ensures that it has a shelf life that isn’t much longer than your average meme.

40% 5 months ago

Glide Magazine Glide Magazine

It doesn’t even pass as a joke album – they’re just straight-ahead paint-by-numbers covers, like something a wedding band might play.

20% 5 months ago

NOW Magazine NOW Magazine

Is there ever a time when I'd rather hear Weezer (or anybody else) cover "No Scrubs" instead of TLC? Unless I'm singing it at karaoke, absolutely not.

5 months ago


Teal’s focus on joke covers of big ’80s hits feels like a missed opportunity to teach the listener more about the band’s beginnings.

5 months ago

Vulture Vulture

When Weezer find a jokey gimmick that works, their desperation for a hit leads them to become the punchline themselves.

5 months ago


A record of 10 gratingly bad cover songs originating from 1967 to 1999 that have no tangible thematic cohesion other than Weezer felt like covering them.

5 months ago

Thrillist Thrillist

‘The Teal Album’ at once satirises the covers album and makes a decent stab at perfecting it.

60% 5 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)
User Reviews (5)

Wendilyn225 months ago
Best Cover Album EVER! I had no idea this was coming out and this has totally made my week. I immediately linked all my friends to the album They managed to pick some of my all time favorite songs from the 80's and they did them such justice. Great album, not a bad song in the bunch. Pure classics! I will have this on repeat for a very long time to come. I have beena fan since the Blue album came out and this was such a great treat. Thanks!

SlashMC5 months ago
files were mastered WAY too hot! I was looking forward to this, but the sound quality here, on Apple Music, Spotify, everywhere, is horrible. The files were mastered way way way too hot. Most of the tracks distort terribly. Somebody really messed this up and I hope they replace these.

Samantha_Mae5 months ago
Generic and boring. What’s the point of doing a cover song, if it sounds exactly like the original? The entire album was recorded and mixed very well - but so uncreative.

RT review5 months ago
Come on An entire album of covers that sound exactly like the original, kind of lazy.

Lordseal925 months ago
Just Awful They barely even did anything to make these unique...like paranoid sounds the exact same. Where’s the effort? Seems like a quick cash grab...
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