Weezer RANKED

Weezer are known for mainly two things: their unique and nerdy take on alternative rock resulting in two of the most celebrated albums in the genre... and for being one of the most inconsistent bands in history.

VIDEO EDITION (goes up to Black Album): https://youtu.be/ZQ_v6is-zcc

Average Score: 62.3/100

Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
1.
90
Best: My Name Is Jonas

An incredible debut that displays a unique take on alternative rock with a very nerdy sound, topped with great instrumentation, sharp writing and fun melodies front to back. After thinking it over, this just barely beats out Pinkerton for me.
Weezer - Pinkerton
2.
88
Best: Across The Sea

Weezer's left turn from their highly acclaimed debut album is a much more personal and raw project that shows a much larger display of emotion from Rivers and a much more rough sound than the debut. Even then, it's still incredibly catchy and fun, and is a very cohesive experience. I think both albums are equally as great though.
Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
3.
85
Best: L.A Girlz

Weezer deliver their best album in 15 years with a very summer-themed album that brings back the unique spark that made Weezer so revered in the first place. It's filled with some of their catchiest hooks to date and I couldn't find any moment in the tracklist that felt really weak.
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
4.
78
Best: Eulogy For A Rock Band

The band return to their roots with EWBAITE, one of their most fun, hard-hitting and catchy albums in a long time. The instrumentation, songwriting and vocals are all great, and it just feels so much more focused than a lot of their material before this.
Weezer - OK Human
5.
72
Best: Numbers

After spending the last few years drenched in irony, Weezer dive into chamber pop with their string-laden OK Human and... it's actually pretty good. I might not be head over heels for every track but at 30 minutes of length there's very little room to slip up.
Weezer - Maladroit
6.
70
Best: Death And Destruction

Weezer's most underrated project in my opinion. They take on a somewhat grungy and heavy sound on this album and mostly, especially in the first half, it pays off really well. The lyrics are still a bit simple but it's a definite improvement from the Green Album.
Weezer - Hurley
7.
62
Best: Memories

While Hurley does house a pretty solid first half excluding Where's My Sex?, it's still not free from some pretty awkward detours. The track mentioned before, Smart Girls and Time Flies all really ruin the steady momentum the album had, and kind of brings down an otherwise pretty solid album.
Weezer - SZNZ: Summer
8.
60
Best: Thank You And Good Night

It's certainly better than the Spring EP, however the overly polished and mechanical-sounding production holds this back from being a true late-career standout. I'm fairly sure they replaced Patrick with a drum machine.
Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
9.
60
Best: Don't Let Go

Weezer water down their unique sound present on their first two albums to make some really basic pop rock tunes. However, there's not many moments I really hated and at only 28 minutes, it flows smoothly front to back. Nowhere near their best stuff though.
Weezer - Van Weezer
10.
55
Best: Beginning of the End

While there's no necessarily awful songs and the gimmick is admirable, that same gimmick never really taps into its full potential and ends up just being a pretty safe alt rock album with the occasional Van Halen-esque solo.
Weezer - Weezer (Teal Album)
11.
55
Best: Take On Me

Weezer makes a covers album of famous songs. It's decent. At this point they're embracing the lameness and it makes this album hard to dislike. Plus the songs themselves aren't even that awful.
Weezer - Weezer (Red Album)
12.
52
Best: Pork And Beans

The band's most hit or miss album yet. Weezer go down a very large amount of strange detours and experiments on this album, and some of them work while others are mediocre. Also Rivers lets the other band members do songs at one point, and that easily makes for the most awkward section of the album.
Weezer - Weezer (Black Album)
13.
52
Best: High As A Kite

Weezer's Black Album has some really fun and memorable tracks in the first half... but then becomes pretty mediocre by the second half. They then end off the album with one of their worst songs. Not their worst, but quite middle-of-the-road.
Weezer - SZNZ: Autumn
14.
48
Best: Run, Raven, Run

Weezer go full throttle on their current formula and basically make SZNZ: Summer a second time. Did they even try to make an Autumn themed album?
Weezer - SZNZ: Spring
15.
45
Best: Wild At Heart

It might just be because it's Autumn in Australia, but Spring sets Weezer's 2022 EP quadrology SZNZ off to an underwhelming start. It's not awful or anything, but it makes me question who exactly Weezer's making music for.
Weezer - Pacific Daydream
16.
40
Best: Mexican Fender

While it does have more enjoyable moments than the two albums below this, it shows Weezer embracing millennial pop cliches to the point where it just feels tiring. It doesn't have the merit of being laughably bad unfortunately.
Weezer - Raditude
17.
25
Best: If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)

Weezer release one of the lamest albums I've ever heard, to the extent where it's laughably awful. There's no way any rational band would listen back to this and think, "I should release this, definitely." And that's what makes it more fun than Make Believe in my humble opinion.
Weezer - Make Believe
18.
32
Best: Perfect Situation

Weezer basically throws away their unique sound and makes an album that feels like a desperate attempt to appeal to a mainstream audience. It results in some of their most "so bad it's funny" songs yet like Beverly Hills and This Is Such A Pity, but a lot of... really bland songs too.
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giving Hurley and Red a 6 😭😭😭😭
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