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Weezer

As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer received equal amounts of criticism and praise for their hook-heavy guitar pop. Drawing from the heavy power pop of arena rockers like Cheap Trick and the angular guitar leads of the Pixies, Weezer leavened their melodies with doses of '70s metal gleaned from bands like Kiss. What truly set the band apart, though, was their geekiness. None of the members of Weezer, especially leader Rivers Cuomo, were conventional rockers: they were kids who holed up in their garage to play along with their favorite records when they weren't studying or watching TV.

As a result, their music was infused with a quirky sense of humor and an endearing awkwardness that made songs from their debut Weezer (aka the blue album), like "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "Buddy Holly," and "Say It Ain't So" into big modern rock hits during the mid-'90s. All the singles were helped immeasurably by clever videos, which may have made the songs into hits, but they also made many critics believe that the band was a one-hit wonder. Perversely, Cuomo began to feel the same way, and decided that the band would not rely on any visual gimmicks for its second album, 1996's Pinkerton. Simultaneously, Cuomo took control of the band, making it into a vehicle for his songwriting. While the album didn't sell as well as their 1994 eponymous debut, it did earn stronger reviews than its predecessor and paved the way for Weezer's long career. Cuomo's assumption of Weezer's leadership wasn't entirely a surprise, since he had been the band's primary songwriter since its inception in 1993. Raised in Massachusetts, Cuomo moved to Los Angeles to attend college in the late '80s. During high school, he had played with a number of metal bands, but his interests broadened to include alternative and post-punk music upon his move out West. By 1993, he had fused such interests together and formed Weezer with bassist Matt Sharp and drummer Patrick Wilson. Over the course of the next year, the group played in the competitive Los Angeles club scene, eventually landing a deal with DGC during the post-Nirvana alternative signing boom. Three days before Weezer began recording a debut album with producer Ric Ocasek, they added guitarist Brian Bell to the mix. Upon completing the record, Weezer went on hiatus; Cuomo was studying at Harvard when their eponymous debut record came out. With the support of DGC and a striking, Spike Jonze-directed video, "Undone (The Sweater Song)" became a modern rock hit in the fall of 1994, but what made Weezer a crossover hit was "Buddy Holly." Jonze created an innovative video that spliced the group into old footage from the sitcom Happy Days and the single quickly became a hit, making the album a multi-platinum success as well.

By the time the album's final single, "Say It Ain't So," was released in the summer of 1995, the group had gone on hiatus once again, with Cuomo returning to Harvard. During the time off, Sharp and Wilson formed the new wave revival band the Rentals, who had a hit later that year with "Friends of P." During the hiatus, Cuomo became a recluse, disappearing at Harvard and suffering writer's block. When Weezer reconvened in the spring of 1996 to record their second album, he had written a loose concept album that featured far more introspective material than their debut. Ironically, the band sounded tighter on the resulting album, Pinkerton. Released in the fall to generally strong reviews, the album failed to become a hit, partially because Cuomo did not want the band to record another series of clever videos. Grudgingly, the remainder of the bandmembers contented themselves being a supporting group for Cuomo, largely because each member had his own solo project scheduled for release within the next year. DGC, however, had the band make one last stab at a hit with "The Good Life," but by the time the single was released, MTV and modern rock radio had withdrawn their support not only of Weezer, but their style of guitar-driven punk-pop in general.

Shortly after the tour in support of Pinkerton was completed in 1997, it appeared as though Weezer had fallen off the face of the planet. Stung by the public's initial reaction to their sophomore effort (Rolling Stone even named Pinkerton the Worst Album of 1996), the band took time off to regroup and plan its next move. Unhappy with the sluggish rate of the reassessment period, Sharp left the group to concentrate more fully on the Rentals, fueling rumors that Weezer had broken up. But a funny thing happened during Weezer's self-imposed exile -- while their copycat offspring were falling by the wayside (Nerf Herder, Nada Surf), a whole new generation of emocore enthusiasts discovered Weezer's diamond-in-the-rough sophomore effort for the first time, and their audience grew despite not having a new album in the stores.

Once Weezer's members wrapped up work on their side projects (Bell with Space Twins; Wilson with the Special Goodness), the band recruited former Juliana Hatfield bassist Mikey Welsh to take the place of Sharp and began working on new material. Before they could enter the recording studio to record their third release, however, Weezer tested the waters by landing a spot on the 2000 edition of the Warped Tour, where they were consistently the day's highlight. Hooking up again with the producer of their 1994 debut, Ric Ocasek, Weezer recorded what would be known as "The Green Album" (an informal title given by fans, since it was actually their second self-titled release). The album was an immediate hit, debuting at number four in May 2001 and camping out in the upper reaches of the charts for much of the spring/summer, during which such songs like "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun" became radio and MTV staples, reestablishing Weezer as one of alt-rock's top dogs. During their tour that summer, Welsh fell ill and was replaced by Scott Shriner, also of the band Broken. (Welsh died in Chicago in October 2011 at the age of 40.) That fall and winter, the group busied itself with touring alongside bands like Tenacious D and recording its next album, Maladroit, which arrived a year after The Green Album's release.

Just before Maladroit's release, former bassist Matt Sharp sued Weezer, seeking compensation and songwriting credit for songs such as "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "El Scorcho," and "The Good Life." The band eventually reconciled with Sharp, though he didn't rejoin, and Weezer continued on with the lineup of Cuomo, Bell, Wilson, and Shriner. The limited-edition live EP Lion and the Witch appeared in May 2002, and Maladroit's "Keep Fishin'" was released as a single. Most of 2003 was spent on side projects; Cuomo did some hired-gun songwriting, Bell's band the Space Twins put out End of Imagining, and Wilson's Special Goodness project issued Land Air Sea. Weezer returned to the studio in 2004, working with Rick Rubin on their fifth full-length album. Make Believe appeared in May 2005, prepped by the single "Beverly Hills," and eventually went platinum in multiple countries. Weezer (Red Album) followed in 2008 and featured a more collaborative approach, with several bandmembers contributing songwriting ideas and lead vocals to the tracks. One year later, the band returned with Raditude. Greeted with mixed reviews, Raditude marked Weezer's last album for Universal. They jumped to the indies in 2010, releasing Hurley on Epitaph. The new album was quickly followed by two archival releases: an expanded deluxe edition of Pinkerton, and the outtakes collection Death to False Metal.

Weezer took their time returning to the studio, finally re-emerging in the autumn of 2014 with Everything Will Be Alright in the End, a record produced by Ric Ocasek and released on Republic Records. Greeted by generally good reviews, the album debuted at five on the Billboard 200 upon its October 2014 release. In the fall of 2015, the band delivered a pair of new singles -- "Thank God for Girls" and "Do You Want to Get High? -- the first fruits of their sessions with producer Jake Sinclair. One other single, "King of the World," appeared in January 2016, timed to arrive at the announcement of their tenth studio album. Another self-titled, color-coded (this time, it was white) album saw release in April. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Everything Will Be Alright In The End

1. Ain't Got Nobody

2. Back To The Shack

3. Eulogy For A Rock Band

4. Lonely Girl

5. I've Had It Up To Here

6. The British Are Coming

7. Da Vinci

8. Go Away

9. Cleopatra

10. Foolish Father

11. I. The Waste Land

12. II. Anonymous

13. III. Return To Ithaka

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Track List: Death To False Metal

1. Turning Up The Radio

2. I Don't Want Your Loving

3. Blowin' My Stack

4. Losing My Mind

5. Everyone

6. I'm A Robot

7. Trampoline

8. The Odd Couple

9. Autopilot

10. Unbreak My Heart

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Track List: Hurley (Deluxe Version)

1. Memories

2. Ruling Me

3. Trainwrecks

4. Unspoken

5. Where's My Sex?

6. Run Away

7. Hang On

8. Smart Girls

9. Brave New World

10. Time Flies

11. All My Friends Are Insects

12. Viva La Vida

13. I Want To Be Something

14. Represent (Rocked Out Mix)

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Track List: Raditude

Disc 1

1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

2. I'm Your Daddy

3. The Girl Got Hot

4. Can't Stop Partying

5. Put Me Back Together

6. Tripping Down The Freeway

7. Love Is The Answer

8. Let It All Hang Out

9. In The Mall

10. I Don't Want To Let You Go

Disc 2

1. Get Me Some

2. Run Over By A Truck

3. Prettiest Girl In The Whole World

4. Underdogs

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Track List: Weezer (Red Album) (Deluxe)

1. Troublemaker

2. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On A Shaker Hymn)

3. Pork And Beans

4. Heart Songs

5. Everybody Get Dangerous

6. Dreamin'

7. Thought I Knew

8. Cold Dark World

9. Automatic

10. The Angel And The One

11. Miss Sweeney

12. Pig

13. The Spider

14. King

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Track List: Make Believe

1. Beverly Hills

2. Perfect Situation

3. This Is Such A Pity

4. Hold Me

5. Peace

7. The Damage In Your Heart

8. Pardon Me

9. My Best Friend

10. The Other Way

11. Freak Me Out

12. Haunt You Every Day

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Track List: Maladroit

1. American Gigolo

2. Dope Nose

3. Keep Fishin'

4. Take Control

5. Death And Destruction

6. Slob

7. Burndt Jamb

8. Space Rock

9. Slave

10. Fall Together

11. Possibilities

12. Love Explosion

13. December

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Track List: The Green Album

1. Don't Let Go

2. Photograph

3. Hash Pipe

4. Island In The Sun

5. Crab

7. Smile

8. Simple Pages

9. Glorious Day

10. O Girlfriend

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Track List: Pinkerton

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

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Track List: The Good Life

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Track List: Weezer

1. My Name Is Jonas

2. No One Else

3. The World Has Turned And Left Me Here

4. Buddy Holly

5. Undone (The Sweater Song)

6. Surf Wax America

7. Say It Ain't So

8. In The Garage

9. Holiday

10. Only In Dreams

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Track List: (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To (Radio Single)

1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

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Track List: Back To The Shack (Single)

1. Back To The Shack

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Track List: Cleopatra (Single)

9. Cleopatra

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Track List: Do You Wanna Get High? (Single)

1. Do You Wanna Get High?

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Track List: King Of The World (Single)

1. King Of The World

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Track List: Memories (Radio Single)

1. Memories

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Track List: Pork And Beans (Radio Single)

1. Pork And Beans

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Track List: Represent (Single)

1. Represent

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Track List: Thank God For Girls (Radio Edit) (Single)

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Track List: Weezer (White Album)

1. California Kids

2. Wind In Our Sail

3. Thank God For Girls

4. (Girl We Got A) Good Thing

5. Do You Wanna Get High?

6. King Of The World

7. Summer Elaine And Drunk Dori

8. L.A. Girlz

9. Jacked Up

10. Endless Bummer

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I heard their one of their songs for the for first time today and I loved it so much.
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kranz.alex13 : Hey, I saw that concert too!
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weezer!
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Trump sucks unlike wezzer
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Pandora has the best music like wezzer
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I just noticed when I spelled thank god for girls I spelled God wrong
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Wezzer+music = b e s t music ever
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I love thank good for girls
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Favorite song of my youth. Thank you Weezer.
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Goddammit I f**king hate Goddamn Nickelback. How he ever got to go out with Avril Lavigne I just don't know...
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MP3_ThePlaye r , this is modern. Just because it isn't weak-a** pop music doesn't mean it isn't recent and relevant. Just remember, Grammys don't mean s**t, Nickleback won one.
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Saw them live along with P!ATD. One of the best concerts I've been to
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Screw modern music this is were it's at
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I like thank god for girls
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I lived in LA when this came out LOL
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Best song everrrrrrrrr
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They sing on cars 2
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Best band ever!�������
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Weezer is the best
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WEEZER=Great n e s s ! ��
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They're great
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Saw them in concert last night. They are so much better live
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Me and my dad love them...we listen to them everyday ��
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Love it

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same ↓
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Ever since hearing Buddy Holly on the radio... Will always be a Weezer fan, and die one. Weezer is my favorite band of all time.
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I always thought these guys were pretty f**king dope.
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@PROTIP What Songs Did They Play?!?!?!?
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JUST SAW THEM LIVE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO ������������
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I'm completely taken,
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Say it ain't so!!!! 8D
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My high school days :)
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I am you no.1 fan!❤️
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Say it ain't so!!!!
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
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Love Weezer
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E o is lame your lucky my hobby isn't eating retards
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Weezer is good! I love their music.
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I'm only 14 and weezer is by far my favorite band ever
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I just saw Weezer live with Panic! and they were amazing. Just annoying that Pandora will play everything but Weezer on the Weezer station >.>
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Why so many adds it's not like people come here to read comments lol
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Read this! Once you do, linx20009 message is negated. Have a nice day������
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Adore weezer :)
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Anyone's lyrics are interesting
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Weezer is absolutely my favorite grunge-alter n a t i v e rock band they are the best
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Love u weezer������
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Hair farmer so what now
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❗️ Ol' band called : ♦️ RAGE

AGAINST

THE MACHINE will re-unite ❗️ & they

will

Have some rappers join their band as

well, ♦️now, these dudes do have

right

To affiliate themselves with rappers ❗️

The new name will be PROPHETS OF

RAGE & they will call their comeback

Tour : ♦️ making America rage again

As in trump making America great

again ♦️ \ ^ ^ | ⚡️❤️⚡️ | ^ ^ /
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Pandora sucks never hear weezer , on weezer radio. Would love to here thank god for girls or something from them ......
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