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"Weezer (Green Album)"
© Geffen Records
Year of Release: 2001
Don't Let Go
Island In The Sun
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"Weezer (Green Album)"
Weezer, the band from Los Angeles, is labeled as an American Alternative Rock band.
My first introduction to this band was the very impressive video, "Buddy Holly."
In this video, Weezer performed on stage, at Al's, the famous resturant in the TV show,
Happy Days. With the video techology, it was fun to see Al introduce the band,
and seeing the famous characters from the TV show, enjoying the band. In later years,
another song would impressive me, "Island In The Sun," a song from this week's
Album Pick of the Week, and the debut of Weezer on WSVNRadio.net.
When I think of Alternative Rock, I think of bands with a harder edge, such as Soundgarden,
AudioSlave, and even more harder bands as Type O Negative and Metallica. Weezer's music on
the Green album has more Pop-styling songs, such as the first two opening tracks, "Don't Let
Go" and "Photograph." "Hash Pipe" does get more harder, maybe a little
punkish, with its driving guitar rhythms. "Island In The Sun" definitely has a more
"Crab" and "Knock-Down Drag-Out" could pass as Alternative, but they have a more
pleasant rock sound, compared to the much harder Alternative sounding bands. As this album
continues, the songs are sounding more to fit the Alternative Rock format: "Smile," "Simple
Pages, "Glorious Day." The closing tune, "O Girlfriend" has a Pop Rock sound.
At it's conclusion, Weezer (Green) does have the Alternative Rock sounding style.
Comparing their musical sound to that of Green Day is probaby the best example. Green
is a very good album; their songs are poppish, and although it fits Alternative, it's not as
loud (or annoying) as compared to the harder Alternative Rock bands. [I can easily listen to
Weezer over such bands as Rage Against The Machine, Disturbed, and the likes.] Weezer is a good
band, and this album proves their music can be easily listened to, rather than the "annoying"
music genres that people are widely getting sick of (hearing about it, or even forced to listen).
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