It is always a terribly depressing internal conversation that every few years us music lovers suffer through but it is a necessary evil. Instead of the constant let down you need to just end it and walk away. It usually goes something like this:
' Listen Weezer.....your great but I dont think I can keep going on pretending things are like they use to be. I mean we had some fun memories together. All the drunk sing alongs and summer drives with the Blue Album. The eventual slow realization that Pinkerton may be even better than the Blue Album and trying to wrap my mind around that. And even learning to love the Green Album despite it being a little to 'Pop' for my taste.
But things are not like they use to be. You have changed. I mean, I guess Malidrot was ok but did did you even listen to the Red Album before you released it? And Ratitude? Wtf was that? 'I can't stop Partying feat. Lil Wayne' sounds like a track title I would find on the new Drake album.
Lets face it Weezer. You have changed and I have moved on. It's OK. We will still have My Name is Jonas, Undone, In the Garage, Tired of Sex and El Scorcho. And occasionally you will hit a home run with a new song (Heart Songs) but I can't keep pretending like things are like they use to be. I have to stop buying your albums. I'm sorry. Goodbye Weezer.'
Ok, that was a little drawn out but you get the point. It sucks when you have a band that you are all for and you just watch them slowly slide away. You keep buying their albums thinking 'they will turn it around', but each time it disappoints until you have to end it. Weezer is just and example but there are a few more that are slowly falling by the wayside for me including:
- Incubus (could have saw this coming)
- Kid Cudi (I know it was one album but still....Pursuit of Happiness....follow that up strong)
- Common (this one pisses me off the most)
- Slayer (I think this one is on me)
These are just a couple examples because I could probably think about this for a few hours. Any others you can think of that either fell off, you outgrew or that really just anger you?