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Old 06-23-2007, 03:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Weezer "Pinkerton"

Weezer "Pinkerton"

Label: DGC
Release Date: September 24, 1996
Genre: Alternative Pop-Rock
Tracklist:
1. Tired Of Sex
2. Getchoo
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across The Sea
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling For You
10. Butterfly

The album opens with "Tired Of Sex" with features an annoying bassline and Rivers trademark punch me in the face vocals, the lyrics feature him whining about how hes getting laid BUT CANT FIND TRUE LOVE, I don't know whether the songs sarcastic or not I hope it is otherwise the lyrics are laughable. Lyrically the album seem to be just more of what we saw on the blue album, nerdy anthems and Rivers uncreative highschool bitching. Soundwise its a louder album, but that doesn't work since alot of times one instrument seems to be out of place because its too loud, the bass on Tired Of Sex and the drums in No Other one, etc. seem to drown out the others. The album has some highlights like El Scorcho but those are just highlights because in comparison to alot of the bad songs the mediocre ones seem good.

I don't understand why this is one of the most praised albums of the 90s, it seems to me like a generic sunny day real estate rip off except with awful lyrics and no angelic vocals. So yeah, in summary if i wanna hear a sexually frustrated nerd bitch ill play halo.

Rating: 2.5/10
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Every emo I know seems to think very highly of this album, I have it, and its good, but its not among Weezers best work. This album is just a bit too... depressing. A far cry from their more upbeat, poppy stuff.

In fact, Cuomo himself dispises this album.

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This is good for a Weezer album. It is less pop that the green or blue album, but it was largely panned by the critic upon its release.
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Because Weezer are at their best when they stick to the power pop, Pinkerton was somewhat of an experiment to test Cuomos songwriting range, it was through that album that Cuomo realised his limititions, and this is why Weezer reverted back to their old style with The Green Album and have remained that way since.
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Blue is by far the best.
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Yes, the blue album rules. I completely lost interest after Maladroit and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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I don't understand why this is one of the most praised albums of the 90s
It is?

I remember it getting totally slated when it came out.
I think it topped at least 3 different magazines 'worst album of the 1996' polls.
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Yeah Rolling Stone called it the worst album of 1996 but later changed that. I still think it is a very decent album but not as good as The Blue Album.
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yea, Blue went 3x platinum and Pinkerton only went gold. The Green album went platinum with more than double the sales of pinkerton. Although i do like a lot of tracks on Pinkerton.
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It is?

I remember it getting totally slated when it came out.
I think it topped at least 3 different magazines 'worst album of the 1996' polls.
Around here its usually rated higher than Green Album but not as high as Blue Album on all the radio station polls, in fact I decided to write this after it getting number 20 something.
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