Weezer - Pinkerton
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
1996 Ratings: #16 / 67
User Score
1996 Ratings: #26
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

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.

100
AllMusic

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.

90
Sputnikmusic

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.

75
Pitchfork

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.

70
NME
By the time the affecting acoustic lament 'Butterfly' wafts in like Big Star at a wildlife protection meeting, 'Pinkerton' starts feeling like a truly moving album.
60
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.

morningsbell
69

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

ElectricMess
70

minus points for me having to hear about RIVERS CUOMO's sex life

Also I love this album but are we gonna pretend that Across The Sea isn't creepy as hell?

exception
99

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

96

Even though some would disagree, this HAS to be Weezer’s masterpiece. It has some lows for sure, but its highs are some of the best Weezer songs ever created with Across the Sea and Why Bother?

90

Favorite Tracks: Why Bother? The Good Life, El Scorcho, Falling For You

n0ideddd
25

incel music

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Track List

1Tired of Sex
3:00
91
2Getchoo
2:52
88
3No Other One
3:01
87
4Why Bother?
2:08
88
5Across the Sea
4:32
85
6The Good Life
4:16
91
7El Scorcho
4:03
89
8Pink Triangle
3:58
88
9Falling for You
3:47
87
10Butterfly
2:53
86
Total Length: 34 minutes
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