No. 8- Weezer (The Blue Album)

Album: Weezer (The Blue Album)

Artist: Weezer

Year Released: 1994

I really got into this album...
Circa 2000

Favorite songs include...
“Say It Ain't So” 
“Buddy Holly"
“Only In Dreams” 

Why it’s so good... 
There's just something great about a band that can write perfectly crafted pop songs while still maintaining serious integrity with their instrumentation. Anything you want from a rock act- you got it here.

It's kind of like a showcase of what makes Weezer one of the best acts in the last 20 years.
Great vocals, amazing guitar solos, catchy melodies, and a clever/sarcastic attitude. But most of all, they've got heart.
Take a song like "Say It Ain't So". Rivers voice has never sounded so smooth and raw, before or since. It's one of the catchier songs on the album, and yet it probably packs the most punch emotionally. And it features some of the best guitar playing I've heard from a 4-piece in a long long time.

Since this album Weezer has gone through so many phases that I sometimes forget what they really are about.
But I just start this album up, hear those first words "My name is Jonas!" and I remember why this band has been one of the foremost influential acts in my life.

1 comment:

  1. This album had me at "My Name Is Jonas".