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Should Weezer be stopped?

Weezer broke out with the commercially successful "Blue Album," and rock hits like "Buddy Holly" and "The Sweater Song" in 1994. That said some argue Weezer has become a joke with the band's lazy covers. The Ringer warned us the band must be stopped. Since then, Weezer dropped a surprise LP of covers called the "Teal Album" featuring the band's rendition of TLC's "No Scrubs." But Weezer's cover of Toto's “Africa” topped the Rock Airplay Chart, and fans enjoy the covers. Is the band any good?

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Listen to Weezer's surprise cover album "The Teal Album" below via Spotify, and let us know what you think by voting.

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According to Hilary Weaver of Vanity Fair, fans got a nice surprise with the band's new covers album:

Weezer, no stranger to what was popular in the 1990s, is holding tight to the notion that millennial listeners thrive on nostalgia. The band surprise-dropped Weezer (The Teal Album) early Thursday morning, delighting fans with 10 cover songs including their 2018 chart-topping cover of Toto’s “Africa.” Technically their fifth self-titled release since 1994’s Weezer, the covers compilation is just a taste before a record of original songs, Weezer (The Black Album) is released this spring.
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And fans, in fact, say Weezer's renditions give them life.

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But back in October, Claire McNear of The Ringer said Weezer's horrible and lazy renditions need to be stopped.

But now Weezer’s “Africa” is a bona fide hit: In August, it hit no. 1 on the rock airplay chart. The song is the band’s biggest hit in a decade; you are exceedingly likely, as a matter of fact, to hear it playing while bumping along in the backseat of an Uber. You’re welcome to object to this for a multitude of reasons: that the song sounds so similar to Toto’s original as to make a mockery of covers as an institution, that its popularity all but guarantees that some portion of our nation’s impressionable youths are first learning of this song in Weezer form, that it is this edition and not Toto’s they will play at their frat parties while you are being spoon-fed Jell-O on your deathbed, that the cover’s very existence—with distribution of its vinyl format channeled exclusively through Urban Outfitters and a music video starring no less than Weird Al Yankovic—is seemingly at least partly a joke.
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Other critics agree and say Weezer's new music should not be encouraged.

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