The tentative rehabilitation of Weezer continues afoot with ‘Pacific Daydream’, a likeable but lightweight collection of guitar-pop.
Grandaddy’s ‘Last Place’ has a couple of mediocre moments, but still manages to be the most enjoyable addition to their catalogue since ‘The Sophtware Slump’.
Largely derided upon release, ‘Pinkerton’ has enjoyed a massive critical resurgence in the 20 years since it came out.
by Ed Biggs As lead singer and creative fountainhead of Weezer, Rivers Cuomo has overseen one of the most bizarre career arcs ever. Creating twin masterpieces in the mid ‘90s with their first self-titled record ‘The Blue Album’ and then Pinkerton, which sprawled across the dividing lines between pop, rock, indie and emo, Cuomo’s form gradually went completely off the rails with the turn of the millennium.