🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Weezer

Well then, it’s time for this.

Here’s where Kylie fits into things

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Blink-182 2.21

And now, brace yourselves, for Weezer

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So will Weezer score highly, or is that only in dreams?

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Strange amount of albums on this list for a band that only released two :wink:

  • Blue Album
  • Pinkerton
  • Green Album
  • Maladroit
  • Make Believe
  • Red Album
  • Raditude
  • Hurley
  • Everything Will Be Alright In The End
  • White Album
  • Pacific Daydream
  • Teal Album
  • Black Album

0 voters

3 Likes

Singles (from the wikipedia discography)

  • Undone - The Sweater Song
  • Buddy Holly
  • Say It Ain’t So
  • El Scorcho
  • The Good Life
  • Pink Triangle
  • Hash Pipe
  • Island In The Sun
  • Photograph
  • Dope Nose
  • Keep Fishin’
  • Beverley Hills
  • We Are All On Drugs
  • Perfect Situation
  • This Is Such A Pity
  • The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
  • Pork And Beans
  • Troublemaker
  • (If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
  • I’m Your Daddy
  • Memories
  • Hang On
  • Back To The Shack
  • Cleopatra
  • Da Vinci
  • Thank God For Girls
  • Do You Wanna Get High?
  • King Of The World
  • Feels Like Summer
  • Happy Hour
  • Africa
  • California Snow
  • Can’t Knock The Hustle
  • Zombie Bastards

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Also, the playlist is fully updated and here:

My whole life has been leading to this moment

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My whole life has been leading to this moment

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Genuinely not sure. I know we joke about it (and how!) but it’s very hard to rate a band that released two albums that I really fucking love, and then have made, at most, 5 songs I’ve enjoyed in the 20+ years since. Part of me wants to ignore the dross and give a 4, but some of it is just so bad that I think a point has to come off. 3 but I’m going to probably listen to Blue or Pinkerton on the way to work and go up to 4. I don’t fucking know.

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Never really got it but some of the singles were great - but then some of them were Island In The Sun.

So 2.

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Anyone band who releases two perfect albums should be a 5 without question.

Of course, dozens of good Weezer songs have come out since 1996, but they tend to be on albums with horrible songs or they are demos. I could make about 5 excellent albums out of everything we have I reckon.

They are absolutely brilliant live too

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One decent record, one great record. Loads of dross thereafter. Unlistenable now. 3/5

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Rivers never lost his pure pop songwriting ability

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@Ruffers to thread

I think that recent covers album is the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever heard

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As if they have 13 records

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It’s one of those records where you get to the end and question every decision you’ve ever made because you clearly can’t be trusted to do the right thing because otherwise you’d have turned it off ages ago.

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Heard a band of 10 year olds cover beverley hills at ely aquafest a couple of weeks ago.

5/5

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Was incredibly into the first two albums when I was a teenager. Listened to Pinkerton a few years back and the lyrics are not good. Stunningly enough The Blue Album lyrics are questionable too.

Cracking guitar sounds on both albums and The Green Album is much maligned. Absolutely fell apart then and haven’t really existed since 2001 as an aural entity. Had to listen to Pacific Daydream when it came out and it was akin to someone gently pouring cold sick into my ear.

3/5 if they quit after three albums. 1/5 now after a string of misbegotten shite.

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They passed me by as a teenager - not heavy enough for my burgeoning (and now largely un-burgeoned) metalhead tendancies. Going back and listening to the big two now, I still don’t really get it.

I begin to suspect that Weezer being good is just something Pitchfork made up in the 90s and that everyone here except me fell for it. Why they would do this is beyond me.

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Think you’re going to rack up the numbers today @Funkhouser, not even eight o’clock yet and there’s a bit of momentum.

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Tell you what… I’ll give ‘Pinkerton’ a final trial today and see if any of it connects.