Weezer's Albums Ranked, From 'Blue' to 'Van Weezer'

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Weezer is a band that inspires extreme loyalty. By releasing two of the most revered rock records of the '90s — their 1994 debut "Weezer" (aka the "Blue Album"), and 1996's cult hit "Pinkerton" — the group amassed a fanbase that feverishly connected with its nostalgic lyrics, singalong choruses and guitar riffs. The initial critical […]
Weezer is a band that inspires extreme loyalty. By releasing two of the most revered rock records of the '90s — their 1994 debut "Weezer" (aka the "Blue Album"), and 1996's cult hit "Pinkerton" — the group amassed a fanbase that feverishly connected with its nostalgic lyrics, singalong choruses and guitar riffs. The initial critical rejection of "Pinkerton" made it seem that frontman-songwriter Rivers Cuomo might pursue a life of the mind (he enrolled at Harvard shortly after the group's first success), and Weezer might be just another band that burned too bright and flamed out. But a hooky return to music in 2001 with "Weezer (Green Album)" gave the group a commercial shot in the…
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