Weezer – Pinkerton
Geffen Records – B0024735-01
Vinyl Me, Please Records Of The Month – Vol. 41
Vinyl LP, Club Edition, Remastered, Blue With Black Marbling Translucent
02 May 2016
Most fans will flip flop between the debut and “Pinkerton” when discussions of favorite Weezer albums are had. The Blue Album is what I’ve been playing for my daughter since before she could remember, it is a part of her earliest musical DNA. “Pinkerton” is the album I’ll play for her when she approaches her teen years. It’s the album I imagine she’ll eventually appreciate more than the insanely catchy anthems of “Blue”. It takes a bit more but yields deeper satisfaction. She’s too young today to really care about themes of alienation and painful mistakes. Rivers Cuomo apologized before it dropped, for reasons a 10 year old shouldn’t understand.
She’ll get older, her perspectives will evolve. Pinkerton will be waiting.