Maladroit

Maladroit is the fourth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 14, 2002 by Geffen Records.wikipedia
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Scott Shriner

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Produced by the band, it was their first album to feature bassist Scott Shriner, following the departure of former bassist Mikey Welsh in 2001.
Upon becoming Welsh's full-time replacement, Shriner made his recording debut on the band's fourth studio album, Maladroit (2002).

Dope Nose

Two singles were released from the album: "Dope Nose" and "Keep Fishin'".
It is the first single off the band's fourth album, Maladroit.

Keep Fishin'

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Two singles were released from the album: "Dope Nose" and "Keep Fishin'".
It is the second single from the band's fourth album, Maladroit.

Rivers Cuomo

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The idea was to keep communication open with the band's fan base on the group's official message board as well as, more crucially, on unofficial message boards such as the Rivers Correspondent Board (which was closed to the public at frontman Rivers Cuomo's request, chiefly so that members of the press could not gain access).
He stated that Weezer's subsequent albums, the Green Album (2001) and Maladroit (2002), were "very intentionally not about me. Not about what was going on in my life, at least in a conscious way."

Weezer

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Maladroit is the fourth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 14, 2002 by Geffen Records.
Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit (2002), achieved mostly positive reviews, but weaker sales.

Island in the Sun (Weezer song)

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The European and Australian version of Maladroit features "Island in the Sun" from The Green Album as a bonus track.
It is also a bonus track on some versions of Weezer's next album, Maladroit.

Weezer (Green Album)

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The hit songs "Dope Nose" and "Hash Pipe" (off The Green Album) were both written using the same method on the same night, with Rivers Cuomo allegedly taking "a bunch of Ritalin and ... like three shots of tequila" and pacing around for a while before writing both songs. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album four stars, saying that it "retains the high quality of The Green Album".

The Lion and the Witch

Recorded in Japan in the spring of 2002 while promoting Maladroit, released on September 24, 2002, exactly six years after the release of Pinkerton. It was distributed as a limited edition release in independently owned music stores with only 25,000 copies having been made.

Rock music

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Maladroit is the fourth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 14, 2002 by Geffen Records.

Geffen Records

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Maladroit is the fourth studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on May 14, 2002 by Geffen Records.

Mikey Welsh

Produced by the band, it was their first album to feature bassist Scott Shriner, following the departure of former bassist Mikey Welsh in 2001.

Heavy metal music

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Musically, the album features heavy metal riffs uncommon to Weezer's previous releases.

Ostinato

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Musically, the album features heavy metal riffs uncommon to Weezer's previous releases.

Billboard 200

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The album debuted and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 152,000 copies its first week As of December 2007, the album has sold 605,000 copies in the United States and has since been certified Gold.

MP3

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For the band's fourth studio album, Weezer attempted to incorporate an innovative system in which the group would release demos in MP3 format on the band's website every day while in the studio working on Maladroit.

Internet forum

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The idea was to keep communication open with the band's fan base on the group's official message board as well as, more crucially, on unofficial message boards such as the Rivers Correspondent Board (which was closed to the public at frontman Rivers Cuomo's request, chiefly so that members of the press could not gain access).

Liner notes

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Regardless of disagreements, Weezer fans are still "specially thanked" in the album's liner notes and the album title itself was suggested by a board member on the Weezer message boards who went by the screen name of Lethe.

Billboard (magazine)

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In the week it was leaked to radio stations, the lead single "Dope Nose" reached #25 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart without an official single having been issued.

Alternative Songs

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In the week it was leaked to radio stations, the lead single "Dope Nose" reached #25 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart without an official single having been issued.

Methylphenidate

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The hit songs "Dope Nose" and "Hash Pipe" (off The Green Album) were both written using the same method on the same night, with Rivers Cuomo allegedly taking "a bunch of Ritalin and ... like three shots of tequila" and pacing around for a while before writing both songs.

Metacritic

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At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72.

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At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album four stars, saying that it "retains the high quality of The Green Album".