Weezer (Blue Album)

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CD cover.

Weezer is the debut self-titled studio album by the band Weezer. It was released on CD on 1994-05-10 and produced by Ric Ocasek. The album is a good example of mid-1990s alternative rock.

Like many people, my first experience with the songs from this album came from the included music video of Buddy Holly on the Windows 95 upgrade CD. Later, a friend of mine bought the album (I thought the band named sounded stupid), and we listened to the first couple songs. It wasn't too long after that I got the CD myself (I think my mother paid for it and it was one of the very first CDs I owned). I became more acquainted with the other tracks and began to like it a lot. This album became very important to my formative tastes in music, and listening to it always brings me back to my years in middle school.

Regarding the graphic design, I really like the layout of this album. The solid blue field on the cover gives it a very simple and unique look. The CD itself is a simple solid blue too. The band members look pretty goofy on the cover and Brian Bell's face was actually digitally replaced with a different photo. One thing I hate about the album is the lack of lyrics to the songs in the booklet. This made it pretty impossible for me to understand a lot of the words for years until I found them on the Internet.

Status

I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

All songs sung by Rivers Cuomo.

Track Title Writer(s)
1 My Name Is Jonas Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Jason Cropper
2 No One Else Rivers Cuomo
3 The World Has Turned and Left Me Here Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
4 Buddy Holly Rivers Cuomo
5 Undone - The Sweater Song Rivers Cuomo
6 Surf Wax America Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
7 Say It Ain't So Rivers Cuomo
8 In the Garage Rivers Cuomo
9 Holiday Rivers Cuomo
10 Only In Dreams Rivers Cuomo

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 In the Garage 9
2 Say It Ain't So 8
3 My Name Is Jonas 8
4 The World Has Turned and Left Me Here 7
5 Holiday 7
6 Buddy Holly 6
7 Surf Wax America 6
8 Only In Dreams 6
9 Undone - The Sweater Song 2
10 No One Else 1

The album's total score is 739.

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