Weezer has put out another fabulous CD, The Red Album, which was released on June 3, 2008 in the United States (and soon after worldwide). Two of their popular songs, Pork and Beans and Troublemaker, were released prior to the album as singles. Pork and Beans made top 100 on numerous charts, and even topped the U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks list.
"Longer songs, non-traditional song forms, different people writing and singing, instrument switching, TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint." (Rivers)
    All songs were written by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.
  1. "Troublemaker" - 2:44
  2. "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)"- 5:52
  3. "Pork and Beans" - 3:09
  4. "Heart Songs" - 4:06
  5. "Everybody Get Dangerous" - 4:03
  6. "Dreamin'" - 5:12
  7. "Thought I Knew" (Bell) - 3:01
  8. "Cold Dark World" (Cuomo, Shriner) - 3:51
  9. "Automatic" (Wilson) - 3:07
  10. "The Angel and the One" - 6:46
  11. US & UK Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks include: "Miss Sweeney" (Cuomo, Sarah C. Kim) - 4:02, "Pig" - 4:02, "The Spider" - 4:43, and "King" - 5:11.

”A cheery restless record”

The album has positive reviews. The Metacritic gave it a score of 65, compiling 29 reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic called the album “A cheery restless record.” The first week of release saw 161,000 sales, putting it as the 4th best selling album that week on the United World Chart. They had three recording sessions. The third on the request of Geffen records, who claimed there was not enough commercial material. A direct result of that request was arguably the albums best song, Pork and Beans. Here’s an exert:

They say I need some Rogaine to put in my hair
Work it out at the gym to fit my underwear
Oakley makes the shades to transform a tool
You'd hate for the kids to think that you've lost your cool

Personally I think they ripped the Rogaine use from "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson. That line is really hot when a chick sings it, giving hope to all bald men worldwide, “I'd buy you Rogaine when you start losing all your hair.” The rest of Pork and Beans sounds like a screw you gesture. Lines like, “I’ll eat my candy with the pork and beans.” And “Imma do the things that I wanna do.”

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Consulted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weezer_(2008_album)