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Weezer

Weezer is an American alternative rock band. They formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. The original line-up wasRiversCuomo (guitar/vocals), Jason Cropper (guitar), Matt Sharp(bass), and Pat Wilson (drums/percussion). The first membertoleave was Jason Cropper, who was replaced by Brian Bell in early 1993. Next was Matt Sharp, who left in 1998andwasreplaced by Mikey Welsh. Welsh left in 2001 and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Over their 16. yearcareer(from 1992 – 2008), they have had 6 studio-records, 3 of which have gone platinum, and they have sold 7 millionrecords ...read more

Weezer is an American alternative rock band. They formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, California. The original line-up wasRiversCuomo (guitar/vocals), Jason Cropper (guitar), Matt Sharp(bass), and Pat Wilson (drums/percussion). The first membertoleave was Jason Cropper, who was replaced by Brian Bell in early 1993. Next was Matt Sharp, who left in 1998andwasreplaced by Mikey Welsh. Welsh left in 2001 and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Over their 16. yearcareer(from 1992 – 2008), they have had 6 studio-records, 3 of which have gone platinum, and they have sold 7 millionrecordsunder the DGC label. They have long been sited as innovators and popularizers of nerd rock along with bands like TheyMightBe Giants.Weezer formed back in 1992, and were signed to the Geffen label in early 1994. They released theireponymous firstalbum, though many refer to it as “The Blue Record”, to avoid confusion with their 2001 album of the samename. It hailed 3hit singles, “Undone – The Sweater Song”, “Buddy Holly”, and “Say it Ain't So”. It has gone on to sell over 3million copiesand remains their most successful album. They returned in 1996 with their very personal and dark “Pinkerton”.Its release washindered by a lawsuit that prevented them from advertising it properly. It was also called “The Second WorseAlbum of 1996”by Rolling Stone, and was a critical and commercial failure. It soon developed a cult following and RollingStonerevised it’sreview and changed it to a 5 out of 5 star-rating and was inducted into the hall of fame. Many fans call it theirbest work.They soon went on hiatus after the initial failure of “Pinkerton” and lost bassist Matt Sharp, who started to focusmore on hisside – project, The Rentals.In 2001, they returned with their second self-titled record, The Green Album. It wasanothermajor hit with its singles “Hash pipe” and “Island in the Sun”. “Photograph” was also a single, but was less successfuland lessimportant to the album’s success. The next year, they released “Maladroit”, which experimented with a more fan-friendlyapproach. This failed however and it soon diminished in sales after going Gold. It featured many new elements ofWeezer suchas heavy-metal riffs and extended guitar-solos.In 2005, Weezer released “Make Believe” which received mixedreviews. Itssingle “Beverly Hills” was their first #1 Modern Rock single and also the band it’s first Grammy nomination. It’ssecond single“We Are All On Drugs” was less successful, due to the fans negative reaction to MTV’s very cheesy “We Are AllIn Love” edit,which many saw as unnecessary and damaging to the single’s success. The next single, however, “PerfectSituation” hasboasted the most success, with a stay at #1 for 4 weeks on the Modern Rock charts. “This is Such a Pity” wasalso releasedas a single, but has not garnered much attention. Weezer has obtained a severely loyal fan base over the years,includingfans Mykel and Carli Allan, who were known for their service and support of the band. They are now on hiatus afterRiver’smarriage and do plan on returning, despite the rumors of a break up that were spread by an out of context interviewwithMTV. « hide

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LPs
Hurley
2010

3
601 Votes
Raditude
2009

2.1
771 Votes
The Red Album
2008

2.6
912 Votes
Make Believe
2005

2.3
1,148 Votes
Maladroit
2002

3
871 Votes
The Green Album
2001

3.1
1,395 Votes
Pinkerton
1996

4.4
2,255 Votes
Weezer
1994

4.4
2,649 Votes
EPs
Christmas with Weezer
2008

2.4
50 Votes
Six Hits
2008

3.6
10 Votes
The Lion and The Witch
2002

3
49 Votes
The Good Life
1997

4.5
3 Votes
Live Albums
Video Capture Device
2004

4
76 Votes
Compilations
Death to False Metal
2010

3.1
104 Votes
The Red Album (Deluxe Edition)
2008

3
197 Votes
Weezer (Deluxe Edition)
2004

4.5
263 Votes
SS2K
2001

3.3
32 Votes

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