Pinkerton

WeezerSeptember 24, 1996
'90s Alternative℗ 1996 UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Pinkerton is the second studio album by American rock band Weezer, released on September 24, 1996 by DGC Records. After abandoning plans for a rock opera entitled Songs from the Black Hole, Weezer recorded the album between songwriter Rivers Cuomo's terms at Harvard University, where he wrote most of the songs.
To better capture their live sound, Weezer self-produced Pinkerton, creating a darker, more abrasive album than their 1994 self-titled debut. Cuomo's lyrics express disillusionment with the rock lifestyle; the album is named after the character BF Pinkerton from Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera Madama Butterfly, whom Cuomo described as an "asshole American sailor similar to a touring rock star". Like the opera, the album contains references to Japanese culture.
Pinkerton produced the singles "El Scorcho", "The Good Life", and "Pink Triangle", and debuted at number nineteen on the US Billboard 200. It received mixed reviews and did not meet sales expectations. Embarrassed by the reaction, Cuomo returned to more traditional pop songwriting and less personal lyrics for Weezer's next album, the Green Album.

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Tired Of Sex3:01
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Getchoo2:52
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No Other One3:01
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Why Bother?2:08
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Across The Sea4:32
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The Good Life4:17
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El Scorcho4:03
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Pink Triangle3:58
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Falling For You3:47
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Butterfly2:53
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Additional Information

Total length
34:32
Tracks
10
Released
October 25, 2004
Label
℗ 1996 UMG Recordings, Inc.
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
Required for streaming and downloading
Playback information
Via Google Play Music app on Android v4+, iOS v7+, or by exporting MP3 files to your computer and playing on any MP3 compatible music player
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