Five albums in and little has really changed for River Cuomo and the boys, but nevertheless Make Believe is a very good "rock-pop" record, which whilst probably not converting any new fans to the cause, will keep Weezer fans all over the world very happy indeed.
Thankfully much of the bile that enveloped Maladroit seems to have been mellowed out, and whilst the lyrics still bite it's a much more pleasant listening experience than their last album, and sees them a similar ground to the much loved Green album. Lead single Beverley Hills is a perfect stomp along track, even if it is slighlty grating to hear multi-millionaire Cuomo moan about his affluent neighbours, but future hit single "We Are All On Drugs" is perhaps the perfect Weezer song and is the song you'll be humming all summer.
It's not a perfect album (the album's slower songs are nowhere near the quality of previous "slowies" such as Say It Ain't So) but it does give you pretty much what you want from a Weezer album. And personally, that's just the way I like it.
Icon's View - 4 out of 5