The Blue Album is anthemic perfection, The Green Album tuneful power pop....but the mighty Pinkerton is not so easy to categorise. Sure, it's harder, tougher, angrier and more obscure, but without losing any of the incredible musicianship and tunes that make Weezer what they are. My personal favourites are the frustrated and rhythmic 'The Good Life' and the epic 'Falling for you'...today that is! Difficult to choose favourites when every song is sensational. The grittier guitar solos are incredible, and the vocals less polished, more anguished...Rivers moves from anger to guilt to boredom to grief within the running time of this cd. The themes behind the lyrics are intruiging and the half Japanese girl with her cello at the heart of this cd is a mysterious and interesting character! The only sad point at the Weezer concert i went to a few months ago was that only Tired of Sex was played from Pinkerton...sounding fantastic, but hopefully next time the set will include more from such an overlooked masterpiece. Listen to all the =W= musical output in chronological (or any!) order and you cannot help but be astonished and delighted with the diversity of this band, while remaining true to their fan base and themselves.