Saturday, August 11, 2012
Weezer - s/t (aka The Green Album)
Anyway, The Green Album came out after years of Weezer inactivity where rumors swirled about the band breaking up. In stark contrast to Pinkerton, Rivers set out to make a completely emotionally detached album. None of the songs have anything to do with anything that he has ever experienced in his life. If The Green Album accomplished anything for Rivers, it taught him that he didn't have to go through a personal hell in order to write great songs.
The Green Albums always flies by in a complete blur. The songs tend to be short, and they're all pretty simple. Every guitar solo on this album is a restatement of the verse. It's a very simple formula, but it's shockingly effective. This album was exactly what I needed once upon a time, so I'll never stop loving it.