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AUGDawg
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Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
An older song of theirs came on Spotify the other day, and I forgot how brilliant their first two albums are. They really hold up over time.

What in the holy hell is this "Feels like summer" song? Ugh...


TigerRanter
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Mostly


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Peazey
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
I haven't kept up with any of the newest releases. The last thing I remember from them was that Beverly Hills song which was pretty marginal and quite a long time ago at this point. They were always a little pussified, but I still enjoyed their early 2000's stuff that I heard when I was in high school.


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monsterballads
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
EWBAITE and the white album are the best albums since pinkerton


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sicboy
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
The Green Album had just enough on it to keep me listening for a bit, but they completely lost me after that. Any time I check in on them nowadays, I never hear anything that changes my mind.


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sorantable
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Weezer benefited from being in the right place at the right time. They've always been mediocre college rock.


DyeHardDylan
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
I thought the Green Album was pretty good, but after that, not so much.


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TigerRanter
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
The first two albums are classics.


AUtigerNOLA
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Yep. Blue Album IMO is a masterpiece. Shame.


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KarlMalonesFlipPhone
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
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Weezer benefited from being in the right place at the right time. They've always been mediocre college rock.


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I really don't know what to say about this. The span of the Blue Album and Pinkerton is one of the best stretches of music around. Every single song on those two albums are solid.
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monsterballads
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
I can listen to the white album of theirs front to back on repeat. It's very good.


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kingbob
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Yep


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Spaulding Smails
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
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The span of the Blue Album and Pinkerton is one of the best stretches of music around.



KarlMalonesFlipPhone
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
I don't know why it's that laughable. I'm not saying it's THE best 1-2 album combination ever, but I don't know what's so ridiculous about saying they were both phenomenal.
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Knox Harrington
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Weezer, I think purposely, jumped the shark by releasing the Lil Wayne-assisted "can't stop partying" on Raditude.

But since then, they have reigned in the caricature gimmicks, particularly recently. White Album and EWBAITE are rock solid.

Blue and Pinkerton are classic albums. Each fun, unique, substantive. Universally praised among critics and fans. Green was a lot fluffier, but still has many enjoyable tracks. Maladroit is almost-sorta good.

Even the albums released during their extended "miss" period had some strong tracks, mostly the singles ("pork & beans," "troublemaker," "I want you to," "greatest man that ever lived," etc.).

Overall, White Album got me back on board with Weezer, fulfilling a comeback that started in earnest with EWBAITE.

Weezer rocks. Haters can hate, but I'll comfortably defend the bookends and some of the mostly lame middle section of their career.


PureMetairie
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Screw it, I happen to really like their new single. Bands evolve and yes, they're a bit gimmicky when compared to their early stuff but they still can crank out a good single.

I'm with the Knox guy above.


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Big EZ Tiger
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
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Weezer benefited from being in the right place at the right time. They've always been mediocre college rock.


No. Weezer were extremely different than what was popular at that time (which was Grunge, etc.). Everyone loved their first CD because the melodies were superior and it was as catchy as any CD out there (and still is). And of course, "Say It Ain't So" is one of the best air guitar songs ever. And many years later, people still love that CD. It took a while, but the 2nd CD got a cult following too.

Their lyrics were always a little goofy and they were awkward nerds, but the songs and guitar work on those two CDs are why they got so popular. The other albums weren't as good (though they always managed a few catchy singles). Their last CD got really good reviews though and was very catchy.


Rust Cohle
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
Really hadn't heard any singles for a few years, but have since I saw them at hangout, and I'm surprised I like there new stuff even better. Feels like summer and the USA are fun songs. Reminds me of 21 pilots. The set was great, you know every single song.


dallastiger55
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
First two are masterpieces. I go back and forth on which is better

From the writing to the guitar riffs, it's perfect


Tired of Sex is my jam. I really liked Make Believe and EWBAITE


2 things attributed to the genius of the first two albums that are no longer present

1. The loss of Matt Sharp

2. Rivers no longer in his dark period


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Kayhill Brown
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re: Did Weezer ruin their legacy with the material after Pinkerton?
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I don't know why it's that laughable.


It's not. Almost every song off those first two albums is a pop music gem.


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