There are many jaded music fans out there that would probably groan at the thought of another Weezer album hitting the shelves. After their last two critical flops, the band has had a lot to prove in order to stay relevant. Their latest release, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is proof that even a band who has lost their way can re-find it and make an excellent album.
In 1994, Weezer was on top with their 3rd wave 'emo' angst and rock guitars, even setting off style trends with singer Rivers Cuomo's horn-rimmed glasses and penchant for sweaters. Their first two albums, Weezer (known as The Blue Album, 1994) and Pinkerton (1995) became cult favorites among fans and critics. Weezer (known as The Green Album, 2000), and Maladroit (2002) proved that the band could come back from a lull and still garner fan support. In 2005, the band had their best selling album with Make Believe, which garnered their first number one hit, “Beverly Hills.” While their sixth album, Weezer (known as The Red Album, 2008), of which the video for “Pork and Beans” won the band their first Grammy, may have seen them trying a little too hard, the band really veered off track with the releases of Raditude (2009) and Hurley (2010).
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