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Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
by Rivers Cuomo
The album by Weezer's frontman features home demos from 1992 to 2007.
||18 December 2007
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All Music Guide
Alone will stand as an idiosyncratic gem in his catalog, showcasing him at his eccentric best.
If nothing else, Alone reminds us that a lot of those over-ambitious, silly-on-paper ideas often blossomed in Cuomo's hands, and there was more to Weezer in their early days than just crisp power-pop and cute videos.
It’s not perfect, but it never tries to be. It shows Rivers Cuomo disarmed and open, doing what he loves.
But interesting the material is not: The tunes feel same-y and undercooked, and without a band to push him along, Cuomo's sad-dude act gets old fast.
The Onion (A.V. Club)
The sum of its charms--and there are a few--add up to something for only the most devoted in the Cuomo cult.
The average user rating for this album is 9.3 (out of 10) based on 3 User Votes
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