Make Believe is the fifth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 10, 2005 by Geffen Records. The album was considered to be a return to some of the emotionally vulnerable lyrics of Weezer's previous releases, and due to the strength of the hit single "Beverly Hills", the album was a commercial success. In addition, "Beverly Hills" also gained Weezer's first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song
The Making Of Make Believe. Engineer – Andrew Alakiel, Claudius Mittendorfer, Dan Leffeler, George Gumbs, Jeremy MacKenzie, Kevin Mills. Mastered By – Vlado Meller. Enhanced content features a 10 minute film titled The Making Of Make Believe featuring studio footage and interviews with band members Pat Wilson, Brian Bell & Scott Shriner.
Heavy Rock Pariah (USA-4). Band's List Heavy Rock Pariah (USA-4) Make Believe. Band Name Pariah (USA-4). Album Name Make Believe. Labels Sick Kid Productions. Produced by Jerry Tubb. Music StyleHeavy Rock. Members owning this album0.
Sometimes an album is just awful. Make Believe is one of those albums. Weezer have been given a lot of breaks in their second era- both The Green Album and Maladroit were cut miles of slack despite consisting of little more than slightly above-average power-pop. The obvious reason for this lenience has to do with the mean age of rock critics, and the fact that most of these mid-20s scribes were at their absolute peak for bias-forming melodrama when The Blue Album and Pinkerton were released
Every song on Make Believe follows a very strict formula. 1. Don't let happy verses enter any song. It'll ruin the effect of the album in general. 2. Have an ear blowing chorus where everything gets loud and Rivers hollers his lyrics. There are 2 saving graces in the album that make it bearable. 1 is the apology we fans deserve, Pardon Me. Pardon Me does follow the strict code of ethics I mentioned earlier, but it does have the gift of melody. It starts off nice and soft, but it's crisp vocals, a welcome change, make the song actually very good. It is piano driven in the verses, which makes you believe the emo self depreciating lyrics this time. It has an easy solo, but it's gentle and not at all terrible. Also in the chorus, instead of busting down your ears, it slowly grows.
|1||King and Queen Andrew Varner||Andrew Varner||4:25|
|2||She Enjoys the Rain Andrew Varner||Andrew Varner||4:42|
|3||Let Me Down Andrew Varner||Andrew Varner||2:58|
|4||Autumn Leaves Andrew Varner||Andrew Varner||4:01|
|5||Reruns and Leftovers Andrew Varner||Andrew Varner||3:39|
CreditsZach Allen - Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Producer, Programming, Synthesizer
Paul Megee - Guitar (Electric)
Dan Mitchell - Executive Producer
Jonathan Russell - Mastering
Sean Truskowski - Drums, Engineer, Mixing
Andrew Varner - Composer, Organ, Piano, Primary Artist, Programming, Synthesizer
Nate Varner - Bass
Warren Whitten - Assistant Engineer, Guitar (Electric)