Raditude: Apparently I’m a Grown Up …sigh…

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If nothing else, you’ve got to give Weezer credit for staying grounded in a Rock & Roll world.

I’ve always loved the way they could sing of serious stuff with a sense of humor (and the ability to laugh at themselves).

Their new album is a twist on the ol’ tongue-in-cheek format that I’m guessing most people will miss… because the joke is the music.

It took me a few listens to figure out whether or not to take this album seriously…

Although it shouldn’t have… I mean, collaborating with Lil Wayne and Kenny G and Weezer Snuggie infomercials should have made it pretty clear.

and really, I don’t think it is so much a joke or even satire or a statement about the music industry…

As much as it is just the dudes “doing the things they wanna do.”

After all… “they ain’t got a thing to prove to me.”

I guess it’s a good thing too, because I’m skipping most the songs on here…

But (like apparently everything else these days)… it’s got me taking a good look at myself.

Do I dislike these tunes because they are lousy?

Or could it be that I’m not 17 anymore?

I wonder if somewhere there is a lost kid driving around in a 15-year-old Monte Carlo with Raditude cranked to 11…

So what’s your favorite and least favorite Raditude song?