Tags
Music

The 50 Best Songs of 2009

As part of PopMatters’ 20th anniversary, we are revisiting classic features. Travel back in time a decade ago to 2009, when indie rock was in its full ascendency,and hear the songs that soundtracked the era.

Recent
Music

Weezer: Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer's long-awaited return to form continues with a loose concept album about California, complete with the requisite Beach Boys influences.

Music

Weezer - "California Kids" (Singles Going Steady)

The nerdiest band in pop/rock history might be trying to recreate their image with "California Kids".

Interviews

Weezer's Rivers Cuomo Is Getting 'Comeback' Fatigue

For its latest, Weezer’s manager suggested the longtime Angelenos write a beach record. “It was one of those things where it’s so obvious that we never even realized it,” Cuomo said.

Mikael Wood
Music

Weezer - "Thank God for Girls" (Singles Going Steady)

in one month's time and thereafter into eternity, no one will ever, ever say to themselves, "You know what? I really have to hear 'Thank God for Girls' again. It's brilliant."

Music

The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

Music

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.

Chris Kopcow
Music

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Everything Will Be Alright in the End is not an album: it's an act of contrition that you can dance to.

Interviews

Thought of Sound: An Interview with Matt Sharp of the Rentals

With years between albums, a lot of factors, including a "get here now so we can record" email from the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, was what got Matt Sharp's the Rentals back into gear.

Music

The Rentals: Lost In Alphaville

Matt Sharp's side project-turned-band is back, and they sound just like most of you remember them. But is that really such a good thing?

Music

You Blew It!: You Blue It

Rising emo band tackles an iconic set of songs from Weezer's "Blue Album" a bit too gently.

Reviews

Bottlerock Festival Battles For Long-term Viability

The middle day of the festival on Saturday featured a strong draw for the rock ‘n' roll crowd.

Music

Still Making Noise: Top 15 Post-"Blue" Weezer Songs

In the two decades since the band's self-titled "Blue Album" was released, Weezer's output has been a grab bag. PopMatters looks into the top 15 songs that prove that there's more to Weezer than being "Blue".

Reviews

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012 in Review (Part 1)

While this year's lineup was a little weaker than it has been in the past, those who did play had nothing but good things to say about the festival and the city that hosted it, and just about all of them performed with a sense of excitement that stemmed from playing at what has become an Austin institution.

Ryan Lester
Music

The Top 10 Most Notable Career Suicide Albums

Career suicide albums fall into two camps: Those that were released ahead of their time, and those that set new standards in awful. The best thing that could be said about the later category is that these albums are oftentimes just as fascinating as an artist’s best work.

Music

The Year in Music: September 2010

September 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of TV events, celebrity arrests, and a lot of new music.

Music

The Year in Music: May 2010

May 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a hodgepodge of notable cover versions, new releases, TV events, and more.

Events

Weezer: 7 January 11 - Chicago

Weezer takes through past faves The Blue Album and Pinkerton on their Memories tour through select markets.

Daniel Boczarski
Music

Weezer: Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)

Some 14 years later, Pinkerton's impact remains as powerful as ever. If only the bonus material even came close to matching it...

Events

Voodoo Experience: 2010 - New Orleans

With a recent contract being signed to keep Voodoo in New Orleans through 2019, fans can expect the event to continue to grow and be a fitting close to each year’s music festival season.

Daniel Boczarski
Music

Weezer: Death to False Metal

After a mild uptick with Hurley, Weezer slide back down to Raditude's level with this newly-recorded collection of outtakes and rarities.

Music

In Defense of Weezer

Weezer fans’ disappointment with the group's recent albums may have less to do with how the band has changed than with how nerds everywhere have changed, Rivers Cuomo included.

Music

Weezer: Raditude

Weezer are now writing nothing but unabashed pop songs, aiming for nothing but the top of the charts and hoping you'll come along for the ride to multi-platinum glory. Word of advice: don't.

Music

Weezer: Weezer

Mainstream rock alterna-gods keep us scratching our aging heads.

Music

Rivers Cuomo: Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

Alone shows Rivers Cuomo disarmed and open, doing what he loves. Sometimes it succeeds marvelously. Sometimes it fails.

Music

Mark Ronson: Version

If Ronson is going to pander to an audience, he may as well be straightforward about it.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.