After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, Weezer released their debut self-titled album, also known as The Blue Album, in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone - The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So", The Blue Album became a triple-platinum success and received positive reviews. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both The Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following Pinkerton, original bassist Matt Sharp left the band and Weezer went on hiatus.
In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as The Green Album, with new bassist Mikey Welsh. Promoted by the singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", The Green Album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the album's release, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit, was released in May 2002 to mostly positive reviews, but did not match the sales of The Green Album.
Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe, was released in May 2005; despite mixed reviews, its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In June 2008, Weezer's third self-titled album, also known as The Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint", was released to mild reviews. Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video.
Weezer's seventh album, Raditude (2009), and eighth album Hurley (2010), featuring more "modern pop production" and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. Their ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, will be released on September 30, 2014.
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Band played brand new single on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' last night
- Jul 24, 2014
US band release 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End' on September 29
- Jul 22, 2014
The track will be released in the UK on September 22
- Jul 21, 2014
Band say new album is a cross between 'Pinkerton' and 'The Blue Album'
- Jul 9, 2014
The band's ninth LP follows 2010's 'Hurley'
- Jul 2, 2014
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Naming the album after a character from Lost? Rest assured that's where the puzzlement ends as Weezer's charm and spark returns in vast quantities
- Oct 1, 2010
Rivers Cuomo polishes up with Lil Wayne and Lady Gaga, but it's hollow inside
- Nov 2, 2009
Finally, Rivers has cast off the sulky facade to do what he does best – put on an incredible rock show. Madison Square Garden, New York (September 24)
- Oct 10, 2008
- Jun 5, 2008
Pork & Beans
- May 8, 2008
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