Weezer – Weezer (blue)

After Maladroit, folks recommended this and Pinkerton. I know a lot of songs here, having heard others’ copies repeatedly. Definitely of its time, there’s a reason the hits were hits – they’re different and interesting but still Weezer. Many of the other tracks have that 90s four-chord big crunchy guitar sound that quickly starts to sound very similar. They definitely have a Beach Boys-like quality, as well. I quite liked this, but I’d have liked it more twenty years ago.

18 thoughts on “Weezer – Weezer (blue)

  1. J. says:

    One of only two Weezer albums worth owning. I know you’ll be like “yeah yeah, we know …”, but this and Pinkerton are incredible.

    Anyhoo, following up on what I said on your Maladroit post, there’s every chance that you may not have fallen in love with this. I often chat with my friend about whether or not Weezer were actually any good, or we just heard them at the right time. You’re perfectly placed to answer that …

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      I actually got this on your recommend! I didn’t fall in love with it this early – I may yet. It might need time.

      As for whether Weezer was actually any good or not, I’d say yes. They are good. They wouldn’t have gotten as far as they have without actually being any good. Are they great, though? Haha probably not. [prepares to duck the flames of fans]

      This Blue album was probably more popular because of WHEN it was released, but it’s still pretty damn good.

      Stay tuned for my next post today. You’ll wanna read it!

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      1. stephen1001 says:

        I fell in love with this album at 17 – so I’m completely unreasonable about it!
        Though that was 4 years after its release, I liked the singles enough at the time (Buddy Holly, Undone, Say it ain’t So) but it was only after immersing in the album that I became irreversably a =w= fan!

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        1. keepsmealive says:

          Yep, the hits are undeniable on this one. The rest… maybe where we disagree, but with the caveat that I am only hearing this one with fresh years all these years later. Back in the day, I probably would have been right there with you.

          Check back this afternoon, more to come!

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      2. J. says:

        There are plenty of terrible bands that have gotten far, so don’t discount the possibility that Weezer are rotten!

        However, Buddy Holly was a big hit for a whole number of reasons and that attracted a whole lot of folks who otherwise probably wouldn’t have engaged with this type of band.

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  2. deKE says:

    This is the only Weezer album I own. I bought it when it selling shitoads at the time(94). I reviewed this album and loved it as it was quirky like a mix between Cheap Trick(pre 1980) and The Cars.
    Of course Ric Ocasek produced it…..

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