Written by: Zer0
When you hear that Scott Murphy of Allister and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer are doing a J-Pop album together, you pretty much know what you're getting into. Or so you think. The end result will either make people say, "Wow, this is really stupid and ridiculous," or "Wow, this is really not bad!" I fall into the second category.
Weezer and Allister fans will have to forgive me - I have listened to little of these bands, because I've listened almost exclusively to Japanese music since about 2000. My experience with Murphy’s solo work is limited to his cover of "Voyage" by Ayumi Hamasaki, which I wasn't crazy about. And while there are a few Weezer tracks I enjoy, the band has never caught on with me. However, I really enjoyed this album. Whatever complaints I had about Cuomo and Murphy on their own, the synergy here is a resounding success.