|Top 10 Songs By Weezer|
No One Else
Rivers Cuomo has described the narrator of this catchy tune as "the jealous-obsessive asshole in me freaking out on my girlfriend". Of course, lyrics such as "My girl's got a big mouth with which she babbles a lot" would kind of give that away. Whatever the case, it seems to follow up after the opening track off Weezer's magnum opus very smoothly, and I can't quite put my finger to the reason for that.
I said previously that "The Blue Album" was Weezer's magnum opus, and I will defend that statement to my dying day. Many would agree with me. Many would disagree with me and say that "Pinkerton" takes the cake for that title. If not for eloquently-written tracks such as "Tired of Sex", "The Good Life" and "Butterfly", then it would most certainly be for this semi-improvised tune that explores many things of Rivers' interest, be it Madame Butterfly, half-Japanese girls, or even... Green Day.
"The Green Album" was the start of the "I miss the old Weezer" era. Although "Don't Let Go" was painfully generic and almost robotic, it was still catchy regardless. For reasons beyond me, this song is catchy enough to rank in my top 5 Weezer songs of all time.
|4||In the Garage|
Rivers' mind is what makes early Weezer so great. A song about what brings him at point of ease and comfort is even better.
If I had to explain it, you wouldn't even be reading this.
|6||Tired of Sex|
The abrasiveness of this song alone is something that people will be writing theses about 50 years from now. The distortion and the screaming vocals are both something people will write dissertations about 100 years from now.
|7||(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To|
So... You're a Pinkerton fan? Well, I'm worthless in your eyes for actually digging this tune. I don't care though, because that is exactly what this song is- a freaking TUNE!!!
|8||Can't Stop Partying|
I'm only kidding.
|9||Surf Wax America|
The parallelism between alcohol and surfing... I would have never been able to compose such a beautiful masterpiece such as this one. And yes, I know you want to kill me for ranking this song below a single off "Raditude".
|10||The Good Life|
Probably the greatest part of listening to "Pinkerton", if I do say so myself.