Pinkerton is Weezer’s second album and sounds different from the rest of them. In fact it sounds like it was recorded in a garage! It’s not the air-brushed pop rock of the rest of their albums (good as they are). They didn’t use a producer on this album and it shows.
It’s short and sweet. 10 songs in 35 minutes. I’ve always thought that the album really gets going towards the end, with the first 4 songs or so almost as an intro to latter half.
Rivers Cuomo’s lyrics are funny and slightly disturbing at times. Especially on Across the Sea where he sings to a female Japanese fan.
Raw, unproduced and “woe is me, this rock n roll lifestyle sucks” lyrics. And it’s great!
Best songs: The Good Life, El Scorcho