Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Dirty Sanchez, Feb 1, 2018.
Red deluxe tho.
"Put me back together" is the only newer weezer song I really like.
I've never not been excited for a new Weezer record. I haven't loved them all at first, but in time, I've always found something to appreciate about each one.
As far as I'm concerned a yearly churning out of a Weezer album is a good thing.
Pinkerton whatever is the craziest take I’ve read in a while. That record is everything. But to each their own.
Anyway. They have a summer tour with Pixies so wouldn’t be surprised to see this drop near the head of the tour.
Here's my problem with Pinkerton - between the ages of 16-20, I listened to that album more than any other. And some of the unfortunate lyrical themes and attitudes towards women (not to mention the self-loathing all throughout the album) came to mean more to me than it probably should.
As an adult, I (thankfully) just can't relate to that record at all. I can understand why Rivers has largely distanced himself from it - it's a powerful album that deserves to be left in a time and place in the past. Which isn't to say it isn't awesome, because it is. But it certainly isn't something I particularly want to plow through most of the time, with 10 other Weezer album options at my disposal. I don't want to be the person who related to that album so much, and it's hard to separate those songs from my own immaturity.
I'm sure everyone has albums like that for them. Mine is just Pinkerton. And I'm glad Weezer kept making music, and different music, despite what a huge chunk of the fan base thinks.
Lol. Literally just heard the worst cover of "The Sweater Song" in this coffee shop. It was hilarious.
Pinkerton is still one of my all-time favorite albums
Good Life is still my favorite Weezer song
Pinkerton often switches back and forth with Blue for my favorite Weezer album, but I can actually understand where you’re coming from with this. Discovering Pinkerton in high school when I was a heartbroken teenager was like this unreplicable cathartic experience, and because of that it will always hold a special place and be one of the most fondly looked back upon albums. It’s almost like a time capsule for that specific time of my life and brings up some memories and feelings that make you cringe a little, and you don’t always nessecarily want to get that.
I definitely don’t think I would’ve responded to it the same discovering it as an adult. And in that respect I feel lucky to have found it when I did.
Another album? These guys literally don’t stop.
Had to stop reading through the comments when someone tried to say Maladroit is the worst Weezer record.
So excited for this one!
I’m not a fan of everything on the Red Album by any means... by my god, The Angel and the One is a brilliant closer.
Been slowly going through these guys’ albums for the first time in quite a while... I’m finding gems in pretty much every era of their career, despite the flaws.
Meanwhile rivers changed his twitter name to Rivers Urie
Lmao wow you weren’t kidding
I recently got out of an unhealthy relationship, and Pinkerton is resonating a lot with me. I can objectively recognize a lot of the unhealthy viewpoints in the album, but there’s still a powerful rawness to the album that makes it really moving.
Pinkerton has never stuck with me lyrically and it’s one of my favorite albums ever. It was always the crunchy guitars and rivers vocals. The songwriting and melodies. The actual content of the lyrics? Couldn’t say much about it, although I know it’s a huge part of the record for a lot of people.
Yeah I still would rank it highly, even if I don't listen to it as much. If that makes any sense. It's one of the three or four 'best,' objectively speaking, for sure. Like, it's definitely not 'worse' than Make Believe or Pacific Daydream or White, even though I listen to those more often at this point.
It's just a tricky thing with bands that mean this much to me, I think. Maybe I'm a weirdo. But Weezer is my first favorite band and the single most important group of artists in my life, for better or worse, just for how they were in my formative years and how they're the one constant I've kept up with through all the years and trends and music phases I've gone through. They're an old friend I'll always love, even if some eras aren't my favorites (looking at you, Raditude).
It’s crazy how highly I rate this band in my list of favorite artists considering how much of their material I dislike
That seems to be the common theme with fans of this band hahaha
Weezer fans in a nutshell. Myself included.
Red is easily my least favorite from them but there are a few really high points even on that record. I've always had a fondness for Raditude just because it doesn't give a fuck and is super catchy. Also I legitimately think Pacific Daydream lands in the better half of their discog, maybe even better than EWBAITE. So I'm stoked to hear the Black Album, I've been excited since Rivers started talking it up before White even came out haha
Weezer could release an album of just farts and I'll still be super excited for what they do next
@irthesteve because I've definitely seen you post that farts line more than once lol
Missing the constant Blue vs Pinkerton debate