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Pinkerton [CD]

Weezer Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (15 Dec 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B000000OVP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,992 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Tired Of Sex (Album Version) 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Getchoo (Album Version) 2:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. No Other One (Album Version) 3:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Why Bother? (Album Version) 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Across The Sea (Album Version) 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Good Life (Album Version) 4:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. El Scorcho (Album Version) 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pink Triangle (Album Version) 3:580.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Falling For You (Album Version) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Butterfly (Album Version) 2:530.99  Buy MP3 


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A hit single can be a bit of a mixed blessing for new bands, especially if said song gets you firmly lumped into the "novelty band" category. Such was the case with Weezer, whose runaway hit "Buddy Holly" touched a global nerve upon its release, then got on everyone's nerves after months of radio saturation. However, it did ensure that they sold millions of copies of their self-titled debut. Which is why it's so strange that their second album, Pinkerton, was soundly ignored. Perhaps it was down to that album's wilfully non-commercial first single, "El Scorcho", which crashed and burned out of the charts at a rate of speed usually reserved for the likes of Gary Barlow. Whatever the reason, Pinkerton soon disappeared without a trace, which is a shame because it's actually a great album. Whereas Weezer had the band revelling in their geek rock image, Pinkerton saw singer / songwriter Rivers Cuomo maturing as a lyricist: From opening track "Tired Of Sex", which rants about the frustrating easiness of groupies, to the New Wave pop of "Getchoo", to the sheer, unadulterated epic genius of "The Good Life", the songs are much more diverse than the Pixies-influenced bouncey grunge of their debut. With the closing solo acoustic lament of "Butterfly", Rivers Cuomo hints at his mastery of the pop song as an art form, suggesting great things from this reformed geek in the future. --Robert Burrow

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WEEZER Pinkerton (1996 European issue 10-track CD album including the singles El Scorcho The Good Life & Pink Triangle picture sleeve)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best cd you will ever purchase 28 Oct 2001
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Format:Audio CD
I have owned this cd for years and it dosent tire with age. This album is one of the most heartfelt, peverse and gloriously hook laden i have ever listened to. Unlike the first album (self titiled "weezer" refered to as the "blue album")this sophmore record envokes raw emotion like never before. The CD basically runs in the order written and showcases the inner turmoil of singer/songwriter, Rivers Cuomo. Under this geeky and romantic exterior, you come to realsise that there is a dark and peverse underbelly, as heard in "across the sea", a song about the relationship between singer/fan, which is not altogether innocent. "The good life" shows a longing to get back to society and normality. "getchoo" is a heartrendering song about the end of a relationship. Basically, one cannot pick a highlight from this album as each indervidual song has its own unic qualities. No one song sounds the same but each contains truthfull lyrics and grinding guitars, melodic bass lines and high quality vocals all of which blend together to make the listner sit up and pay attention.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DISCOVER A HIDDEN TREASURE 12 Feb 2002
Format:Audio CD
During the summer of 1995 Buddy Holly was on heavy rotation and you would hear people praising a video they found on their computers operating system. After some vigorous touring for the "blue" album. Rivers Cuomo upped sticks and enrolled into an ivy league college.
Then in the autumn of 1996 Pinkerton was released without much attention except for the preceding single, el scorcho.
At first many of the people who had bought the blue album were extremely skeptical and labelled WEEZER as a one hit wonder.
However Pinkerton was an open book of personal trials in which many people could relate to.
Kicking off with the lo-fi intro to TIRED OF SEX the song then explodes into a rock anthem detailing the boredom of the high life and the struggle of finding a partner to settle down with. The fuzz rock of GETCHOO follows in the same vein as does the anthemic NO OTHER ONE. WHY BOTHER is a mid paced rocker which details the struggle to motivate after failing in love stakes. ACROSS THE SEA is about a letter recieved from a japanese schoolgirl asking all about them, musically it is monumentous from the piano-led intro through to the fuzzy solo. THE GOOD LIFE is a cheery sing-along which lyrically has yearns for a return of the lifestyle described in TIRED OF SEX. EL SCORCHO sounds like the pixies and has a great rousing chorus. PINK TRIANGLE is an amazing song with a country/rock feel but describes a relationship with a girl who would be perfect only to find out that she is a lesbian. FALLING FOR YOU is undoubtedly the albums high point sonically it is a classic sounding like a more beefed up PINK TRIANGLE but with a lyrical theme that everyone can relate to, meeting your perfect partner but feeling inept to do anything about it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bitter-sweet symphony 3 Sep 2001
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Format:Audio CD
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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far too little people can appriciate this album. 20 Feb 2001
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Those fans of Weezer who expect more light hearted pop songs will be rather disapointed. Pinkerton definatly shows much more raw emotion in every song then their better known Blue Album could ever have. Here's a quick rundown of each song: 1) Tired of Sex: Rivers Cuomo (Lead singer and song writer) opens up with a gritty, guilt-laden tale of his struggle with casual sex and the terrible emotional consequenses it brings. A cool song, with an awesome riff thrown in. 2) Getchoo: Probably Weezer's hardest song. Another tale of a quest for a young lady's heart, with the usual grungy guitars thrown in. Brian Bell contributes some awesome falsettos. 3)No other one: This song took a little while to get used to for some reason, because it takes awhile to actually get into the song. Once I forced myself to listen to it,though, I quickly became addicted to the lyrics and message they brought: that Rivers is with a girl whom he doesn't really love, but believes he couldn't get anyone else, so he sticks with her. I can almost promise a number of empathetic listeners out there. 4) Why Bother?: The classic "Love hurts" song. Short and choppy on the guitars, this song talks about precluding a romance before it even begins- to avoid the pain- is also something a great many people have dealt with.Also some cool falsettos thrown in. 5) Across the Sea: Surly one of Weezer's all time great songs (but only to those who know it), "Across the Sea" is teh story of River recieving a letter from a girl in Japan who is a huge fan of his...and the agony of never meeting her. Some really good songwriting comes across here. 6) The Good Life: Quite Possibly Weezer's best song. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing Album
This album is perhaps one of the most emotional albums ever made, any fan of music should add it to their collection and the seller was very good, quick delivery and perfectly... Read more
Published 5 months ago by stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy wife
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this band rocks and my wife likes them. Excellent Christmas present.
Published 6 months ago by stephenthepostie
2.0 out of 5 stars Good album, poor vinyl.
A great album, but surely every body knows that already. The only problem is the vinyl is so thin you can practically see through it. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Noshybabs
4.0 out of 5 stars A must have
I kinda wish I went for the deluxe edition, but this is good enough. You can't beat early Weezer can you
Published 14 months ago by C. Mutu
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark days make for superb songs
Now considered by many fans and critics alike to be the high-water mark of Weeer's musical career, 'Pinkerton' was met with a lukewarm response upon release, due to the deeply... Read more
Published on 7 May 2012 by Mr. D Burin
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!
Well I didn't expect this! For someone who rates the Blue Album extremely highly, I was surprised to find myself prefering Pinkerton over their debut album, but I really do! Read more
Published on 19 Mar 2011 by Cliff Chips
5.0 out of 5 stars Weezer's best album
I recently got this album after the many good review being a quite large weezer fan and owning most the albums this was one that was missing. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2010 by Dannyb4
5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Life
Pinkerton is hands down one of the greatest ever made. From the opening wail of 'Tired of Sex' to the stripped back, emotional finale 'Butterfly' there is not a weak moment on the... Read more
Published on 19 July 2009 by Mr. Drew Woolnough
4.0 out of 5 stars a forgotten nugget of quality
Pinkerton,released in 1996 is widely regarded as a flop,it wasnt as summery and jovial as their debut which of course boasted the classic single 'buddy holly'. Read more
Published on 18 July 2008 by sean paul mccann
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the real Weezer!
I own all of Weezers albums apart from this one and I never want to own this album. It is possibly the worst album I have ever heard this isnt the Weezer we know and love! Read more
Published on 28 May 2008 by M. Bianco
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