Weezer - Pinkerton
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1996 Ratings: #16 / 64
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1996 Ratings: #16
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September 24, 1996 / Release Date
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Each song on Pinkerton has its own emphasis on an overall concept, adding up to a great, consistent album that never loses its edge. Please, PLEASE, listen to this album. No matter what genre you want to file it under, it's truly one of the best albums of the 20th Century.


In short, it sounds like the work of a live band, which makes it all the more ironic that Pinkerton, at its core, is a singer/songwriter record, representing Rivers Cuomo's bid for respectability.


I won't say it's better than Blue, which is a classic in anyone's mind, but it's still the next best Weezer album by far.


Pinkerton might actually be a bit much for fans who were wooed with the clean production and immediately accessable sound of these guys' debut, but if given a chance, it might surprise even some anti-Weezer folk.

Rolling Stone

As a songwriter, the band's singer and guitarist, Rivers Cuomo, takes a juvenile tack on personal relationships. Throughout Pinkerton, he pines for all the girls he can't have, the girls he can have but shouldn't, the girls who are no good for him and the girls about whom he just isn't sure.

Dicks are so cute omg(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄) when you hold one in your hand and it starts twitching its like its nuzzling you(/ω\) or when they perk up and look at you like" owo nya? :3c" hehe ~ penis-kun is happy to see me!!(^ワ^)
"Fans ask me all the time what it is like to be a rock star. I can tell that they are dreaming, as I dreamed, when I was a kid, of someday ruling the world with a rock band. I tell them the same thing I would tell any young rock-star-to-be ... You will get lonely...This is the life of a rock star." -Rivers Cuomo, 1996

There will never ever be another Weezer album like Pinkerton. This album is genuine pain, suffering, sadness, tragedy, even psychological abuse. Rivers Cuomo and Weezer ... read more
Hey, Pinkerton is the nickname for my dick. what a coincidence.
Here lies
Twin Fantasy's hetero prototype
With which I can't vibe
So I'm giving it a 6ix9ine

Favorite track: maybe Falling for You
Least favorite track: Tired of Sex or Across the Sea
So it has been quite some time since I listened to Pinkerton for the very first time. And oddly enough, I listened to it on the same day that I first listened to Weezer's debut as well. That is a decision that I ultimately regret. Both albums are extremely similar, yet extremely different. Blue was Weezer's breakout, and rise to fame. Pinkerton was their fall from the top, as it was claimed to be a critical failure.
But what I think many of the harsher critics of this LP fail to realize is ... read more
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