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Weezer's New Album "OK Human" Is Fucking AWESOME And You Should Check It Out Immediately

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So I had yet another travel hiccup that was 100% completely out of my control the other day and got stranded at LaGuardia airport for about 15 hours due to the inclement weather that struck both Chicago and the northeast. Wtf do you do to pass the time when that happens and you're alone? 

Well first you call up your booking people at work and ask them nicely to get you a hotel, to which they'll surely oblige you. Then you order gross amounts of takeout because you're still technically traveling and calories and carbs don't count when you travel. Finally, you crawl into bed and watch a bunch of Netflix and jam out to music until you gotta get to the airport again.

And that's what I did. I stayed at the LaGuardia Marriott Saturday night and I am not embellishing when I say this - it's one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. It was like I was sleeping on a big…  fluffy…. cloud. That said, the Chinese food I ordered was complete and total dog shit. It was so bad I wouldn't feed it to my literal dog. I ate half of it and threw it out. Then I got hungry again and picked it out of the (EMPTY!!!) waste basket and finished off my chicken fried rice. 

Anyways, I digress. In the midst of all of this gluttony and laziness, I checked out Weezer's new album 'OK Human'. Typically when I'm checking out a new album, it usually takes me a few times to make a call on whether or not I love it, hate it, or think it's just "meh". Off the top of my head, the last album I immediately LOVED, no questions asked or second listens required, was Taylor Swift's 1989. That album made me go "holy shit this is good." 

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Now, I'm not going to QUITE say that about Weezer's new album, but after giving it a listen 2-3x through, I decided that it's fucking great. COMPLETELY atypical from their normal greatness, but that's what makes Weezer so great in the end anyways - their ability to bounce from a reggae-like jam in 'Island In The Sun' to a punk rock jam like 'Hashpipe' from their self-titled Green album. 

Sure, a lot of people would want to hear their guitarist Rivers Cuomo jam out non-stop like he does on most of their albums and you don't totally get that on OK Human but in the end the sound is just… great. I couldn't recommend it more. The folk music-like vibe is top notch. Top to bottom, the awesome is fantastic in every way. Different, but fantastic, and that's what makes Weezer so great. 

PS - it might be chalk, but here's my top 5 Weezer albums (Not including OK Human because it's too new) 

5. Maladroit
4. Weezer Green
3. OK Human
2. Pinkerton
1. Weezer Blue

I lied. After listening to Weezer all morning I truly think I'd put this new album right after Pinkerton and Blue, which are both fucking masterpieces. It's that good. Again, it's atypical, but it's amazing. Sounds like the people agree:

Also - we interviewed Grammy winning mastering engineer Pete Lyman, who has mastered multiple Weezer albums, about his experience in the music industry. The dude is basically the Babe Ruth of music engineering. Now, what exactly is "mastering"? I have no fucking clue. Neither do most bands. All we know is that they record an album, send it off to a mastering engineer, and they get the album back in a radio-ready form and it sounds as good as it possibly can sound, and Pete Lyman is the best on the planet at that. 

Check it out!!! 

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