Pinkerton (album) by Weezer

Pinkerton
Pinkerton by Weezer
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 94th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,326 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1996 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1990s (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (94th)
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Weezer bestography

Pinkerton is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Weezer on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Weezer is Weezer (The Blue Album) which is ranked number 68 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,005.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,326 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 83.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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90/100
From 05/01/2020 00:39
Pinkerton continues Rivers' string of composing some of the finest pop rock songs of the time, with songs like 'The Good Life' and 'El Scorcho' being instantly catchy. I think this album is superior to the Blue Album because it has a thematic consistency that reflects Rivers' early attempts at creating a full-fledged concept album, and a raw energy and looseness to the recordings that is hard to find outside of punk or other lo-fi records.

Of course, the theme of the album seems to be Rivers complaining about his romantic failings/inability to find love, and I can understand someone thinking this is album all a pity party really (he complains about having too much sex right off the bat lol). However, I don't think you could listen to this album and not appreciate the amount of emotion he puts into the songs, and the loose nature of the recordings, complete with disorganized backing vocals and random hooting and hollering, ends up turning what could be a bunch of obnoxiously self-pitying songs into a very forceful and energetic emotional statement. Sure he's a rock star who decided to go to Harvard and is now complaining about missing 'The Good Life' (what did you expect?), yet 'The Good Life' ends up being a widely relatable song about growing up and wondering where the good times went.

Bonus points for the lyrics: "I'm dumb, she's a lesbian, I thought I had found the one," which are just hilariously sad.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 02/03/2020 08:00
Like many others, I think this album reached me at exactly the right point in my life. A few lackluster tracks but when it shines, it glows.
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From 10/07/2019 02:17
I hate all the Twitter and other social media bullshit with the melodrama, suicidal, self-loveless stuff, but I love this album with all my passion and soul.

That defines me... Don't know.

May Weezer sold their souls to made this record so amazing.
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70/100
From 08/24/2019 07:23
Good album, but overrated. Definitely a very influential record, especially on 2000s emo/pop punk/power pop, but The Blue Album is a better offering by Weezer.
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From 04/16/2019 14:58
One those albums where nearly every track is a 10, the chord progressions are really cool and it's just a nice album to sink into. Very special. I love how loose and heartfelt it is.
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95/100
From 03/24/2019 23:14
Personal and brooding, the side of Rivers that we never quite got after the band's reformation. Heavy-hitting yet graceful and the band's truest masterpiece (just barely more than its predecessor)
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80/100
From 03/02/2019 04:21
Standouts: Tired Of Sex, Across The Sea, The Good Life
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From 02/09/2019 17:32
10/10

Top Tracks: "Across the Sea", "The Good Life", "Pink Triangle"
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From 02/08/2019 09:17
Tongue in cheek songs that manage to still cut deep and carry their own kind of awkwardly tender emotional weight.
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65/100
From 12/18/2018 21:05
When I first had a glimpse on this record I thought It would be one of those that would really impress me. It didn't, It didn't at all, I guess Weezer isn't for me.
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