I’m sure I’ve talked about Weezer on here and their importance to me. I go through periods where I’m listening to nothing but Weezer.
I feel like the Blue Album is 13 year old Victor. The one who’s having his first serious crush, the one who’s yet to break out of his shell and is comfortable spending time in the garage, the one who has silly fantasies.
Then Pinkerton is the 17 year old Victor. The one who’s been hurt by a girl or two, the one who’s angry, the one who feels slightly defeated.
18 year old Victor can admire both albums and listen to them constantly. I still find traces of my current self in them. Surf Wax America, Buddy Holly, The Good Life, Across the Sea.
Even stretching beyond these albums. I’ll still find myself in songs from The Green Album, Maladroit, and even Hurley.
I’m beyond excited for their upcoming album and I love hearing the new song on KROQ all the time.
They’re not my favorite band but they’ll always be a sort of snapshot of these past couple of years.