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Released February 17, 2015 for Rock Band

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Genre: Alternative
Album: Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014)

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Standard Weezer fare. Awkwardly charted solo though. Poinkish
Like most of the Weezer songs we've had in Rock Band to date "Back To The Shack" is a fairly run-of-the-mill guitar chart, with slow paced, simple chord and single note strumming, there's very little variation outside of a bit of hammer-on snaking across the fretboard during the build-up to the solo about halfway through.

The solo itself feels awkward and unfinished though, starting off with a bit of off-kilter alt strumming into a couple of chord sustains before having your fingers dance up and down the fretboard and then finally settling between green and red notes steadily getting faster and more erratic as you advance. As the pattern gets faster and reaches it's climax the lack of hammer-ons between the zig-zagging notes becomes really obvious and glaring. It kind of ruins what would otherwise be a really interesting and fun solo to be honest, and just ends up making it feel cumbersome and jarring to play.

It's a shame, the build-up to the solo is pretty fun, but the actual solo itself kills any momentum the song could've had, and sadly I have to relegate it a 3 star rating. Worth it for fans I guess, but those looking for an engaging chart should steer well clear.

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