Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)

Label:

Mobile Fidelity

Genre:

Alternative

Product No.:
AMOB 390
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180 Gram Vinyl Record



180 Gram LP  



Weezer Weezer (Blue Album) on numbered limited edition 180-gram LP

Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time 297/500

Weezer doesn't look like rock stars, its amusing name doesn't evoke stadium-heights glories, and the group's lyrics don't exude confidence or flash. For precisely these reasons, and the fact that the band's songs on its self-titled debut are the stuff of air-guitar dreams and shout-it-out choruses, the quartet became ironic arena-rock stars equally celebrated by in-the-know hipsters and mainstream radio listeners. Replete with urgent melodies, quirky confessional narratives, wry humor, and gargantuan hooks, Weezer (Blue Album) remains the best geek-rock record ever made.

Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180-gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's analog version of the 1994 release Rolling Stone named the 297th greatest album ever recorded finally possesses the grand-scale sonics that the music's bunker-busting hooks deserve. Cars frontman Ric Ocasek's polished production is now both free of artificial ceilings that squashed the explosive dynamics and rid of the compression that saddled the frequency range. Instrumental separation is vastly improved, and the amount of midrange energy seemingly doubled. This reissue is guaranteed to help you rock out.

Underdogs and misfits, Weezer emerged from Los Angeles as nerdy kids that eschewed traditional party-hard ways in favor of studying Kiss records, engaging in conversations about old LPs, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. The band's awkwardness joyfully translates in its songs on its 1994 debut, largely concerned with jealous insecurities, pop culture, true-to-life heartbreak, common accidents, youthful misconceptions, and daydreaming. Unlike many of their indie-rock peers, Weezer finds no need to conceal feelings in obscurities, snark, or impossibly impenetrable quirkiness.

 




Side 1
My Name is Jonas
No One Else
The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
Buddy Holly
Undone - The Sweater Song

Side 2
Surf Wax America
Say It Ain't So
In the Garage
Holiday
Only in Dreams

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

took me back in time

posted on 11/07/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Andy
This is a great album. One of the best of the 90's in my opinion. This took me back to a simpler time. I learned how to play some of my first licks on guitar from this album. It trumps the CD version by quite a bit. MOFI has done a very good job with this pressing. Not lacking in any area. Sounds even better than my memory of this album.


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