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Hurley

Quirky alt-rockers keep it clean; just a slight edge.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though this album is a bit more wistful than past Weezer records (understandable in light of the band members' growing ages), it's still a mostly positive, fun take on life.

Positive role models

Rivers Cuomo and his bandmates continue to live the clean life, working hard and maintaining committed personal relationships.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

A few mild mentions of sex, such as: "I see the little lights flashing at each other up above / Is it us making love in the Milky Way?"

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple references to partying: "Pissing in plastic cups before we went on stage / Watching all the freaky Dutch kids vomit then have sex."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album is a lot like past Weezer albums, with only a few eyebrow-raising references to sexual situations and substance use and otherwise clean, fun-loving lyrics. That said, the messaging in a few songs like "Memories" and "Time Flies" demonstrates that the aging band members are realizing that life is fleeting. Still, the overall release is appropriate for teens.

What's the story?

HURLEY is the latest in a long line of albums from Weezer, the quirky yet fun alt-rock band that's been around since the mid-1990s. On this record, the band begins to show its age a bit: though most of the songs show the same lighthearted attitude that's permeated much of the Weezer catalog, a few of the songs revolve around what it's like to get older: "Life is moving fast and I'm running out of gas / Time ain't on my side." The band still shies away from lots of references to adult situations and graphic language, resulting in a record that's OK for teens, but the mood is just a shade more pensive than previous Weezer releases.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Raditude, the awesome record that preceded Hurley, was a tough act to follow -- but Weezer has still done a respectable job with its latest attempt. Though a couple of the songs like "Memories" sound pretty similar to prior Weezer tunes, the album offers some killer gems such as "Time Flies" and "Trainwrecks."

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how bands like Weezer, who rise to fame when they're younger, can adapt and change as they grow older. Can Weezer's messages about memories and looking back resonate with younger fans, or will they simply reveal that Weezer can no longer relate to a younger crowd? Why?

  • How can Weezer remain relevant to younger audiences while still remaining true to their older fan base?

Music details

Artist:Weezer
Release date:September 24, 2010
Label:Epitaph
Genre:Alternative Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written bybradley4846 October 12, 2010

good album

theres a song called where's my sex. it is not explicit. Other wise there is minor swearing such as a*s and d*mn.
What other families should know
Too much sex