November 8th, 2010
The music scene in 1996, when ‘Pinkerton’ was first released, was dominated by commercially produced pop bands, such as the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys. So releasing an album such as ‘Pinkerton’; a gloomy, lo-fi album at best was a risky thing to do, and the risk didn’t pay off. It was an utter and complete failure. Weezer digressed from their normal brand of geek-power-pop that made their ‘Blue Album’ a huge success, but the band can’t be blamed for making a record that felt right for them and they thought worked. Since then though, ‘Pinkerton’ has been collecting better reviews and has become one of the most important releases in Weezer‘s career.