After the first listening I wasn’t too thrilled with this album, but it’s been growing on me over the last week. “Beverly Hills” is one of those songs that I like at the moment, but I’m afraid that between the radio and it’s placement as the first track I’m going to hear it so many times I’ll be sick of it. “Perfect Situation” opens with a Green Album-esque intro and morphs into an outstanding track. “We Are All on Drugs” rocks as well.
The reviews have been mixed on Make Believe. This is a general problem when artists set the bar for themselves at the spectacular level. Then when their next piece is merely pretty damn good, people complain. There’s only going to be one Blue Album, and there’s only going to be one Pinkerton.