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Pinkerton

Weezer Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (423 customer reviews)
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1. Tired Of Sex
2. Getchoo
3. No Other One
4. Why Bother?
5. Across The Sea
6. The Good Life
7. El Scorcho
8. Pink Triangle
9. Falling For You
10. Butterfly

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A hit single can be a bit of a mixed blessing for new bands, especially if said song gets you firmly lumped into the "novelty band" category. Such was the case with Weezer, whose runaway hit "Buddy Holly" touched a global nerve upon its release, then got on everyone's nerves after months of radio saturation. However, it did ensure that they sold millions of copies of their self-titled debut. Which is why it's so strange that their second album, Pinkerton, was soundly ignored. Perhaps it was down to that album's wilfully non-commercial first single, "El Scorcho", which crashed and burned out of the charts at a rate of speed usually reserved for the likes of Gary Barlow. Whatever the reason, Pinkerton soon disappeared without a trace, which is a shame because it's actually a great album. Whereas Weezer had the band revelling in their geek rock image, Pinkerton saw singer / songwriter Rivers Cuomo maturing as a lyricist: From opening track "Tired Of Sex", which rants about the frustrating easiness of groupies, to the New Wave pop of "Getchoo", to the sheer, unadulterated epic genius of "The Good Life", the songs are much more diverse than the Pixies-influenced bouncey grunge of their debut. With the closing solo acoustic lament of "Butterfly", Rivers Cuomo hints at his mastery of the pop song as an art form, suggesting great things from this reformed geek in the future. --Robert Burrow

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WEEZER Pinkerton (1996 European issue 10-track CD album including the singles El Scorcho The Good Life & Pink Triangle picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd Aug. 30 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I never heard this album until purchasing this deluxe set... and I'm sad that I waited all these years to listen to Pinkerton. I've been listening to it in my car for the past 2 weeks and can't get enough of it. I enjoy this even more than the blue album. I respect Weezer for this gem.
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Pinkerton is truly an undiscovered gem. The album is in chronological order of how the songs were written, it starts with the kick a** "Tired of Sex", which begs to be cranked until your speakers beg for mercy, and follows Rivers' life as he deals with the fact that he is a pop superstar and as he tries to get back to what he once was. Every classic on this album deserves a 1000 words, but you should let the music do the talking. Not for the uninitiated, if you don't have the "blue" album, you need to get it first. Spend a year - yes a year - with the debut, and then ease into Pinkerton. You will have a greater understanding of the music and appreciate it that much more. These two Weezer albums will definitely become staples of your collection that you will return to the rest of your life. Rock on! =w=
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5.0 out of 5 stars bUY May 24 2005
Format:Audio CD
Great Album. Completely under rated. Butterfly is a masterpeice as is Falling for You as is The Good Life. Please buy. Music has rarely sounded so good or so melodic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost flawless... June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Pinkerton is not only Rivers Cuomo's (mostly cycnical)realization that he is going to get old, but it's Weezer's best album, start to finish. From "Tired of Sex," in which he laments meaningless sex to "Why Bother?" where he wonders what the point is, when "...why bother, it's gonna hurt me...it's gonna kill when you desert me..." to "Across the Sea," where he wonders about a young Japanese fan to "The Good Life," which is an amazing song about feeling old and removed (and my favorite), the raw production makes this album sound great.
The only way this album could have been better would be if Weezer had waited and put "Only In Dreams" instead of "Butterfly" on Pinkerton.
To any potential new Weezer fan (are there folks out there that aren't already fans?), this is their best work, although maybe slightly less polished (and sadly, less successful) than the self-titled debut.
Just quit reading about it and own it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Weezer Album June 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
People seem to be upset with this work of weezer because it is so different than its predecessor, the blue album. Well, it's not the blue album. But it is still obviously Weezer. They make a huge statement here through Pinkerton. They aren't your everyday band where every song, every album sounds exactly the same. Pinkerton is so different from their previous album, but that's what makes it great. Honestly, i didnt like it the first time i listened through it. why? because it wasnt blue and i was so narrow minded i rejected it. but after listening to it more and more, it has become by far the best weezer cd, if not my favorite cd of all time. it is one of those rare cds where you can listen to the whole album straight through and enjoy every minute of it. It made me a fan of weezer. I would recommend this cd to anyone, and would advise to accept it for what it is, not reject it simply because its not a remix of weezer blue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HOW PINKERTON CHANGED MY LIFE June 17 2004
By John
Format:Audio CD
"Pinkerton" is the greatest album ever made! Alright, don't let the being rated "worst album of 96'" by Rolling Stone scare you. They have people who love rap reviewing Weezer albums for Jeff's sake! I have owned "Pinkerton" for about 4 years now and still listen to it at least once a day. Every song is an immaculately crafted piece of emotion and feeling on Rivers Coumo's part. You are not a Weezer fan unless you own and love "Pinkerton". The best songs are "Across the Sea" and "Pink Triangle". It's true, Pinkerton was before its time. Unfortunately, Weezer got a lot of flack for it just because the general public wanted another Blue Album which was also a great c.d. but not in the same class as "Pinkerton". Music should be for the fans, not the public. Pinkerton was for the fans, but mainly for Rivers. If a musician has enough guts to put himself on the line for a c.d. he believes in, that is worth something, when he makes an album like "Pinkerton", that is magic. "Pinkerton" is a new generation's "Catcher in the Rye". I'm not a fan of whiny loser teenage rock, basically, I hate any song that has the lyric "back in high school" in it. Pinkerton has no songs with that oh so dragon slaying phrase in it, yet, it stills delivers emotion without being whiny and assenine. There is not enough I can say about Pinkerton besides you should buy this album and listen to it as frequently as possible. Even if you don't like it at first, it will grow on you. Here you me, this is true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT- - but before its time June 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
So-- its 1996 and Weezer has recently blown up the world with their first CD. Problem: theyve been classified into the "one hit wonder" category. This CD is one of those CDs that is not so pleasing to the ear the first time you listen to it. But if you listen to it a second time and really HEAR it, then you realize that it is a true gem. It takes a lot for a guy to just put his heart and soul on the line, for everybody to critique and rip apart. Weezer did just that. Wait a few years... and people have done a complete 180, it is no longer a mistake, but maybe weezers finest hour. "Getchoo" and "The Good Life" are great songs, and the other ones arent far off. Its not quite as good as the blue album, but in its own different way, Its great. And if you listen to the music of today, this had a great deal of influence on it. It opened the door for people to be able to show their feelings again.
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