At first, Weezer caught some flack from the Web when they released the cover of their upcoming album (dropping June 3) because it's a little, well, weird. Like, just weird-weird. Now there are a bunch of songs from the the album available for a listen and again, it seems like fans are nervous. Perhaps it's because aside from one of the tracks ("Pork and Beans") there doesn't seem to be a tune that is of the same quality of "Say It Ain't So" or "Island in the Sun".
I'm alright with one of the tracks, "Heart Songs" although there are about a billion references to everyone from Bruce Springstein to Quiet Riot to Debbie Gibson. "Dreamin" is OK, too, and is more Weezer-ish.
To check out some of the songs for yourself and to tell me if I'm just being too nostalgic for the Weezer of old,
"Dreamin'" and "Everybody Get Dangerous"
"Pork and Beans"