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Weezer

May 10th, 1994

Formed:
1993 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Weezer
Weezer
Rock: 2005
Rock: 2005
Rock: 2008
Rock: 2008





Weezer

Biography

As one of the most popular groups to emerge in the post-grunge alternative rock aftermath, Weezer received equal amounts of criticism and praise for their hook-heavy guitar pop. Drawing from the heavy power pop of arena rockers like Cheap Trick and the angular guitar leads of the Pixies, Weezer leavened their melodies with doses of '70s metal learned from bands like Kiss. What truly set the band apart, though, was their geekiness. None of the members of Weezer, especially leader Rivers Cuomo, were conventional rockers: they were kids who holed up in their garage, playing along with their favorite records when they weren't studying or watching TV. As a result, their music was infused with a quirky sense of humor and an endearing awkwardness that made songs like "Undone (The Sweater Song)," "Buddy Holly," and "Say It Ain't So" into big modern rock hits during the mid-'90s. All the singles were helped immeasurably by clever videos, which may have made the songs into hits, but they also made many critics believe that the band was a one-hit wonder. Perversely, Cuomo began to feel the same way, and decided that the band would not rely on any visual gimmicks for its second album, 1996's Pinkerton. Simultaneously, Cuomo took control of the band, making it into a vehicle for his songwriting. While the album didn't sell as well as their 1994 eponymous debut, it did earn stronger reviews than its predecessor and paved the way for Weezer's long career.

Top Albums

Weezer, Weezer
1. Weezer
Weezer (Red Album) [Deluxe Edition], Weezer
2. Weezer (Red ..
Raditude (Bonus Track Version), Weezer
3. Raditude (Bo..
Weezer (Green Album), Weezer
4. Weezer (Gree..
Pinkerton, Weezer
5. Pinkerton
Christmas With Weezer, Weezer
6. Christmas Wi..
Hurley (Deluxe Version), Weezer
7. Hurley (Delu..
Make Believe, Weezer
8. Make Believe
Weezer (Red Album), Weezer
9. Weezer (Red ..
Maladroit, Weezer
10. Maladroit
Weezer (Deluxe Edition), Weezer
11. Weezer (Delu..
Death to False Metal, Weezer
12. Death to Fal..
Blue / Green / Red, Weezer
13. Blue / Green..
Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition), Weezer
14. Pinkerton (D..
Hurley, Weezer
15. Hurley
iTunes Originals - Weezer, Weezer
16. iTunes Origi..
Rarities Edition: Weezer, Weezer
17. Rarities Edi..
The Lion and the Witch, Weezer
18. The Lion and..
Islands In the Sun (Live) - Single, Weezer
19. Islands In t..
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Single, Weezer
20. (If You're W..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Island In the SunWeezer (Green Album)3:20$1.29
2.
Say It Ain't SoWeezer4:18$1.29
3.
Beverly HillsMake Believe3:16$1.29
4.
Hash PipeWeezer (Green Album)3:06$0.69
5.
Buddy HollyWeezer2:39$1.29
6.
Undone (The Sweater Song)Weezer5:05$1.29
7.
(If You're Wondering If I Want Y..Raditude (Bonus Track Versi..3:28$1.29
8.
Pork and BeansWeezer (Red Album) [Deluxe ..3:09$1.29
9.
My Name Is JonasWeezer3:24$1.29
10.
Perfect SituationMake Believe4:14$1.29
11.
TroublemakerWeezer (Red Album) [Deluxe ..2:44$1.29
12.
You Might ThinkCars 2 (Original Soundtrack..3:07$0.99
13.
MemoriesHurley (Deluxe Version)3:14$1.29
14.
(If You're Wondering If I Want Y..(If You're Wondering If..3:28$1.29
15.
El ScorchoPinkerton4:03$1.29
16.
Say It Ain't SoWeezer (Deluxe Edition)4:18$1.29
17.
Can't Stop PartyingRaditude (Bonus Track Versi..4:22$1.29
18.
World Has Turned and Left Me HereWeezer4:19$1.29
19.
Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variat..Weezer (Red Album) [Deluxe ..5:52$1.29
20.
We Are All On Drugs (Corrected Mix)Make Believe3:34$1.29
21.
HolidayWeezer3:24$1.29
22.
Memories (feat. The Cast of Jackass ..Jackass 3D (Music from the ..3:19$1.29
23.
Dope NoseMaladroit2:17$1.29
24.
Good LifePinkerton4:17$1.29
25.
Rainbow Connection (feat. Hayley Wil..Muppets: The Green Album4:00$1.29

Top Music Videos

Pork and Beans, Weezer
1. Pork and Beans
Island In the Sun, Weezer
2. Island In the ..
We Are All On Drugs, Weezer
3. We Are All On ..
Undone - The Sweater Song, Weezer
4. Undone - The S..
El Scorcho, Weezer
5. El Scorcho
Buddy Holly, Weezer
6. Buddy Holly
Troublemaker, Weezer
7. Troublemaker
Memories, Weezer
8. Memories
The Good Life, Weezer
9. The Good Life
Perfect Situation, Weezer
10. Perfect Situat..
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, Weezer
11. (If You're Won..
Keep Fishin', Weezer
12. Keep Fishin'
Say It Ain't So (Version 3), Weezer
13. Say It Ain't S..
Island In the Sun (Spike Jonze), Weezer
14. Island In the ..
Hash Pipe (Revise), Weezer
15. Hash Pipe (Rev..
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To, Weezer & Sara Bareilles
16. (If You're Won..
In the Garage, Weezer
17. In the Garage
Beverly Hills, Weezer
18. Beverly Hills
We Are All On Drugs (Old Version), Weezer
19. We Are All On ..
Photograph, Weezer
20. Photograph


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