Weezer (The Teal Album) is a 2019 Cover Album by Weezer known for the version of Toto's "Africa." But why did this happen, you ask? Well in late 2017, a Twitter account called "@weezerafrica" was made and it's only purpose was forcing Weezer to cover "Africa". After alot of days passed, Weezer finally made a cover of "Africa" in May 29, 2018... and then in January 24, 2019, something unexpected happened... Weezer released a Cover Album. The album has mixed receptions because of it, some people liked it because it was lighthearted and fun, other people disliked it because for the same reason, because it postponed Weezer's Black Album (which was supposed to be "more darker than the White Album").
- "Africa" (originally recorded by Toto)
- "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" (originally recorded by Tears for Fears)
- "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" (originally recorded by Eurythmics)
- "Take On Me" (originally recorded by a-ha)
- "Happy Together" (originally recorded by The Turtles)
- "Paranoid" (originally recorded by Black Sabbath)
- "Mr. Blue Sky" (originally recorded by Electric Light Orchestra)
- "No Scrubs" (originally recorded by TLC)
- "Billie Jean" (originally recorded by Michael Jackson)
- "Stand By Me" (originally recorded by The Drifters)
- Rivers Cuomo - guitar, lead vocals, piano, backing vocals
- Patrick Wilson - drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
- Bryan Bell - guitars, keyboard, backing vocals
- Scott Shriner - bass, backing vocals
"I bless the tropes down in Africa":
- Ascended Meme: This album happened because the band responded to a fan request to cover "Africa" by Toto at the height of the song's memetic popularity.
- The Cover Changes the Gender: Averted with their version of "No Scrubs," as Rivers sings the lyrics about loser guys completely straight, leaving out only Left-Eye's rap segment.
- Face on the Cover: The band in 80's style fashion.
- Miniscule Rocking: The longest song, "Billie Jean," runs 4:54, and the shortest, "Happy Together," runs a mere 2:25. The full album runs 36:18.
- Minimalistic Cover Art: As with all of Weezer's "color" covers.
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Not quite that extreme, but, their dives into R&B and metal are quite different for them.
- Step Up to the Microphone: Bryan Bell sings lead vocals on "Paranoid."
- A Wild Accordionist Appears: "Weird Al" Yankovic plays accordion on the keyboard solo in "Africa".