The first single to be taken from Weezer’s first album in three years, Make Believe, “Beverly Hills” is, apparently, Rivers Cuomo’s attempt at writing a rap song. While he may have history of fucking with the press and his fans via duff information, he might just have been telling the truth this time. Because, where Weezer usually rocking out in some nth level of irony, “Beverly Hills” is a full-on riding with my posse rap-rock anthem fit only for popping the clutch with the stereo blaring. Admittedly it’s still Weezer and therefore it’s not so much bling as Wayne’s World nerd-rock schwing, Cuomo shouting about how he never fit in ‘cos he’s a nerd and wouldn’t it be great to have loads of money and be famous. [Reality alert: you have, you are and you never quit whining about it, so shut up.] In terms of sheer end-of-night boozed-up on cider indie disco moshing “Beverly Hills” knocks the shit out of pretty much all of Weezer’s output to date. Word.
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