i personally share bierfaht's opinion that everything after pinkerton (aside from "i do", "starlight", and "teenage victory song") has been pretty awful.
[QUOTE=Apples;1091564]Weezer seems to get a lot of criticism in this thread for their later works. If I may play devil's advocate:
The recent Rush and Judas Priest interviews highlighted that artists don't necessarily know which songs are going to be their "smash hits" while they are composing them.
So its a bit unfair to demand the "smash hits" when the artists themselves cannot predict which works will achieve that notoriety. Artists are going to make whatever they're going to make, and it is a lot of times out of their control which songs will strike a chord with the audience.
i liked the blue album and was excited for their followup, pinkerton. when i first heard it, i played it nonstop, and i played it for all my friends too, and they loved it as well. we were surprised that it was basically a commercial dud when it came out. it took several years for people to get behind that album and eventually it became known as their best album. they went many many years before releasing another album, and they moved from personal, clever songs to stuff like Beverly hills
great writeup on the post-pinkerton hiatus and the bland music that followed
Last edited by bierfaht; 08-25-2008 at 09:42 PM.
"Vick has shown what little regard we have for nonhuman life. We compartmentalize violent, antisocial behavior by the species of the victim."
Weezer were Grunge until the Green Album. That must play a part.
About A Girl or All Apologies has to be mine.
I agree with Apples. (even though I posted something about the Red Album) Bands can't tell how good their songs are gonna be when they write them. Black Sabbath's Paranoid was just meant to be an album filler, but it became one of their most popular songs. The same goes for Iron Man.
But i do give Weezer credit for trying to change their sound, the songs just don't appeal to me as much as The Blue Album, Pinkerton, or Make Believe.
Muse for Rock Band!
Based on the current state of the poll I have a new found level of disdain for the general public on this forum. I like some of Weezer's music. I loved the Blue album(Only in Dreams would be way too much fun on RB) and The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived has turned into one of my favorites out of my DLC. That being said, in my opinion, Weezer should not even be mentioned in the same sentence as Nirvana in regards to who is better. Nirvana totally changed the what mainstream music is. Weezer did nothing but make songs with three cords and quirky lyrics.
More Modest Mouse Please
Radiohead, Primus, Neil Diamond, more Pixies, The Smiths and The Flaming Lips would rock too!
i like both, but i chose nirvana. there just isn't enough...