NPR is streaming ’Muppets: The Green Album‘ a collection of Muppets tunes featuring contributions from Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Weezer, OK Go and Rachel Yamagata. The only beef? Instead of The Fray covering “Mahna Mahna” the album producers should have gotten Menomena, whose band name was inspired by the Muppet’s song.
As Kottke notes, depending on how you feel about either Weezer or Radiohead, “his is either the best thing in the world or nails on a chalkboard.” As a longtime Weezer apologist, who’s given up hope that Rivers Cuomo and Co. will ever put out anything resembling the glorious Blue Album/Pinkerton twofer, and someone who [...]
What does it say about Rivers Cuomo and company that the best song they’ve recorded in a decade is a cover of the “State Farm is There” song for a commercial? It’s an honest question that I don’t have an answer for. One the one hand, Weezer makes the State Farm theme sound pretty awesome [...]
Weezer’s sophomore album, Pinkerton, was a failure by all accounts when it was released in 1996. It wasn’t successful commercially, not was it successful critically, but in the time between now and then, the album has become legendary. It basically spawned the entire emo genre and it’s considered one of the best albums of the [...]
About the only thing Weezer could at this point to rekindle my love for them would be to plan a tour in which they play their 1996 classic album Pinkerton in its entirety.
The farther and farther Weezer travel from the memory of The Blue Album and Pinkerton‘s awesome-osity, the more more I realize that Rivers Cuomo and I are like the two lovers with nothing to talk about over dinner. The band has signed to Epitaph Records to release, Hurley, their eighth studio record and third in [...]
They shot the video for this yesterday morning, which is pretty incredible to think you could do something like this in a day, kidding obviously. From Ace Showbiz: “This time around, I was just feeling super optimistic and kind of badass after our performance in the Confederations Cup last year,” Rivers told MTV about recording [...]
It would take a lot for me to ever hate on Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, an indication how how excellent both The Blue Album and Pinkerton are. But as I was debating with a friend over the weekend, it feels like Rivers Cuomo has never grown up emotionally or been too emotionally invested in song writing [...]
And the name of the new Weezer album is … Raditude. No joke. I categorically hate this album before it’s even released on October 27. New single, “(If you’re wondering if i want you to) I want you to” has already landed on the radio. It is impossible to remember a time when Weezer was [...]
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo brought along an a capella group for this rendition. This song just slays me every time I hear it. If it’s possible The Beach Boys may be the only group in music history that is both underrated and overrated at the same time. Pet Sounds along with a few other albums [...]