Top 50 of 2016: Part 2 (40-31)

40. Weezer – The White Album Release date: April 1, 2016  Just like the good ol’ days when Weezer would name their albums after a colour, they’ve also returned to their earlier sound of upbeat four-chord rock and unbeatable hooks. It’s not as good as their pre-Red Album work, but it’s right up there with their 2014 record Everything Will Be Alright in the End. White Album is a record that goes down easy, doesn’t make you question their sanity (too much), and can be blasted with the windows down in the middle of the…

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End

4/5 After the quick release of Hurley and Death to False Metal in 2010, Weezer seemed to have lost their bearings; the two albums were a disappointment to many of their fans. Four years have passed and times have changed – the California boys have rerouted their career and are venting their accumulated frustration through their ninth studio album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Clocking in at 43 minutes, the album opens with “Ain’t Got Nobody“, a song that is reminiscent of Pinkerton with a rocking hook and flashy guitar solo – making sure everyone knows rock…