Thursday, September 15, 2011

25 Albums. #10: Pinkerton by Weezer

This is another one of those albums that nothing really needs to be said about because at this point everyone knows it and everyone either loves it or completely hates it. As you could guess from its inclusion on my list, I fall into the former group.

As everyone is aware, this album was originally supposed to be a rock opera set in space, titled Songs from the Black Hole. It never came to be and a majority of the songs were scrapped while others were rerecorded for this album or some of its B-sides. The idea is certainly captivating, but if it had worked out then Pinkerton would never have existed so I don't mind how that turned out.

The lyrics have a very lonely vibe to them, so even though I can't exactly relate to the specific situations that Rivers sings about (being tired of sleeping with groupies, being stuck inside because of a gimp leg, being in love with a lesbian...), I can still relate to the general feeling of being lonely, just as every other teenager in the world can too.

Oh yeah, and Across the Sea is super creepy when you think about it.

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