The annals of rock history hold precious few examples of sidepeople who've successfully stepped forward to commandeer studios, lead bands, fly solo and turn the world on its ear (for examples, see Phil Collins, Dave Grohl, Kim Deal and Dave Mustaine). Patrick Wilson does not fall into this category. Best known as Weezer's drummer, Wilson sings and plays guitar in the Special Goodness, his side project with ex-Rocket from the Crypt member Atom Willard. So much of "Land, Air, Sea" is familiar ground, the world viewed from behind a pair of clunky black prescription glasses. Cheesy, squealing guitar solos? Yup. Gushing over girls? Uh-huh. The best Rivers Cuomo impersonation Wilson could fake? Check. But his lyrics and melodies are half-baked and dull, making "Sea" almost as exciting as uploading MP3s onto your hard drive. When, halfway through, you start thinking things like, "Some "Maladroit" would be really sweet right about now," you know you've got an album only a Weezer webmaster could love.
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