Weezer’s first two albums were their best two albums.
Radiohead’s worst album was their first album.
A lot of what Death Grips do is just to keep people writing and talking about them.
The music Pixies have released after they reformed isn’t as good as the music they released the first time around.
I feel like a tepid take would be:
“Weezer’s later stuff isn’t as good as their earlier stuff but it’s still very professional guitar pop music, isn’t it?”
I mean surely it’s the let’s not punch Nazis but open a dialogue up of takes?