Pinkerton (studio album) by Weezer

Pinkerton by Weezer
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 127th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,544 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1996 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (27th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (127th)
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Pinkerton is ranked 2nd best out of 27 albums by Weezer on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Weezer is Weezer (Blue Album) which is ranked number 79 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 16,702.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,544 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.4/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.3.

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75/100
From 03/25/2024 17:50
Yeah, this album is very cringey at times, but at the same time it's irresistibly catchy power pop. If I ignore some lyrics and painful (at least for me) vocals I can vibe to it. I still slightly prefer Blue Album.
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80/100
From 09/17/2023 11:38
played this countless times since 96 and never understood why it's highly regarded, 2 or 2.5 stars at best - glad I kept chipping away at it as listening last night (Sept 17 2023) something just clicked into place! fantastic stuff..
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From 06/29/2023 11:08
An album that is quite honestly as fantastic as every Weezer fan says it is. This was Weezer at their artistic peak.
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75/100
From 04/11/2023 10:55
There is a lot of fun to be had with this record but there isn't much substance backing this up. The music isn't complex or multi layered which means it heavily relies on every hook hitting which it doesn't on here unfortunately. There are some obvious exceptions where the hook gets completely stuck in your head for ages but this is only on around 4 of the tracks on here. The rest of the music on here is mediocre and doesn't have much to keep you coming back as it is quite basic. Overall, this record is very over rated on this site which might lead to people over hating on it, with possibly myself included right now, but there just isn't enough quality on here for it to be amongst the greatest of all time.
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80/100
From 02/08/2023 19:39
More consistent than anything I heard from Weezer.
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85/100
From 08/31/2022 03:45
Solid album
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70/100
From 03/29/2022 07:08
I do not get the ratings in BEA, IMHO this is not 112th best album ever, no way.
I can barely stand it for the energy the joy of making. It sounds very garage the playing is nothing special here. Some fun songs, yes, But not 112th best., no
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From 01/21/2022 22:33
Garbage garbage album. There is a good reason this album was so poorly received at the time it came out…it sucked.

Thankfully…Weezer made a a big comeback and managed to save their musical careers with The Green Album and Maladroit in the Early-2000’s.
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90/100
From 11/22/2021 18:07
I understand why none of the songs got much attention, commercially. But holy smokes…this is how you write an angst-ridden album. Still keeps much of the garage punk feel from the blue album…just with some extra perspective that comes with having to grow up quickly.
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75/100
From 11/03/2021 11:35
This is kind of the "outcast" of Weezer albums, in that it's less catchy and fun, and more honest and melodic. Very good stuff from a band that otherwise has a distinct sound and pattern that they follow.
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