Weezer – Van Weezer (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Weezer – Van Weezer (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 30:49 minutes | 400 MB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Crush Music – Atlantic

Fourteenth studio album by the American rock band. In February 2019, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo began working on new songs with a hard rock influence, in contrast to the pop rock and electropop sound that had been featured on the band’s previous albums ‘Pacific Daydream’ (2017), the ‘Teal Album’ (2019), and the then-upcoming ‘Black Album’ (2019). In an interview that month with Entertainment Weekly, Cuomo mentioned that an album tentatively titled ‘Van Weezer’ was in the works, and that it would take the band ‘back to big guitars’. The album features the single ‘The End of the Game’.

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Weezer – OK Human (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Weezer – OK Human (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 30:27 minutes | 1,15 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Atlantic Records

Heralds of alt-rock, the Californians Weezer keep churning out albums one after the other as if it was no bother at all. This is their fourteenth album: a sign of rare vitality for members of this scene. Under the leadership of their frontman, songwriter and lead singer Rivers Cuomo, the group still affects the same nervousness crossed with a certain melancholy. They endure thanks to an extraordinary ability to adapt to a perpetually-changing environment. They have moved onto YouTube and are cracking the codes of new networks in a way that few groups of the same genre have managed to do. Weezer, with an unfailingly creative approach to their music videos, are still there – and so are their fans. With the offbeat and retro aesthetic which they have cultivated since their debut in 1994, which was produced by the great Ric Ocasek (leader of Cars), it was an easy choice for Weezer to make an album of covers of powerful eighties songs: 2019’s Teal Album. With a cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me garnering more than 23 million views on YouTube… Another post-modern hobby of Cuomo’s is making concept albums with the help of an orchestra. Inspired by a 1970 album by Harry Nilsson featuring songs by Randy Newman (Nilsson Sings Newman) as well as The Beach Boys’ 1966 landmark Pet Sounds, Weezer are in gala attire here, accompanied by an army of thirty-eight musicians. Piano, violins, cellos, flutes… From the first piece, All My Favorite Songs, the stage is set, Rivers Cuomo is enjoying himself and cheerfully pastiching the Beatles and McCartney’s Wings (the strings were recorded at Abbey Road Studios). This is a powerful influence on Playing My Piano and its syrupy vocal flights. OK Human shows a new facet of Rivers Cuomo’s immense talent, leaving behind his saturated guitars for a classic pop sound that is a little unctuous: but the writer’s irony is never lost from sight. The irony is even in the title of the record, OK Human, a nod to Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997). Another familiar feature: the CD’s playtime is 30 minutes. OK Human is a pleasant interlude before a return to the rock and guitars of the next album, Van Weezer, a tribute to Van Halen, which is set to arrive just a few weeks after this release… – Yan Céh

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Weezer – Pacific Daydream (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weezer – Pacific Daydream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:30 minutes | 776 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Crush Music – Atlantic

Following the release of “Weezer (The White Album)”, the band began working on what they called “The Black Album,” but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; “Pacific Daydream” was born. “Pacific Daydream” – an album full of the melodic mastery and craftsmanship for which Weezer are known – is a record that navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them. It’s a record about finding the gray area between the black and the white, about escaping the everyday into the fantasy of what may be just down the line, but also maybe isn’t. It’s an album that sounds like the Beach Boys and The Clash fell in love by the ocean and had one hell of an amazing baby.

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Weezer – SZNZ: Spring (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weezer – SZNZ: Spring (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 20:54 minutes | 441 MB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Crush Music – Atlantic

Oh, Weezer. At the beginning of 2021, the eternal college punks apparently finally graduated with “OK Human” and once again presented an album that really – yes, really – sounded fresh. Classic Weezer songwriting, but in a new guise. Accompanied by orchestral instrumentation, it sounded surprisingly grown-up when Rivers Cuomo sang typical Rivers Cuomo stuff like “All my favorite songs are sad and slow”.

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Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:15 minutes | 959 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | © Universal Republic

Los Angeles, CA’s very own, Weezer, will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on October 7th, 2014. Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album),Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years. (more…)

Weezer – Weezer (1994) {Blue Album} [MFSL ‘2014] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Weezer – Weezer (1994) {Blue Album} [MFSL ‘2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:20 minutes | Scans included | 1,68 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 828 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # 2160

Even if you lived through it, it’s hard to fathom exactly why Weezer were disliked, even loathed, when they released their debut album in the spring of 1994. If you grew up in the years after the heyday of grunge, it may even seem absurd that the band were considered poseurs, hair metal refugees passing themselves off as alt-rock by adapting a few tricks from the Pixies and Nirvana songbooks and sold to MTV with stylish videos. Nevertheless, during alt-rock’s heyday of 1994, Weezer was second only to Stone Temple Pilots as an object of scorn, bashed by the rock critics and hipsters alike. Time has a way of healing, even erasing, all wounds, and time has been nothing but kind to Weezer’s eponymous debut album (which would later be dubbed The Blue Album, due to the blue background of the cover art). At the time of its release, the group’s influences were discussed endlessly — the dynamics of the Pixies, the polished production reminiscent of Nevermind, the willful outsider vibe borrowed from indie rock — but few noted how the group, under the direction of singer/songwriter Rivers Cuomo, synthesized alt-rock with a strong ’70s trash-rock predilection and an unwitting gift for power pop, resulting in something quite distinctive. Although the group wears its influences on its sleeve, Weezer pulls it together in a strikingly original fashion, thanks to Cuomo’s urgent melodicism, a fondness for heavy, heavy guitars, a sly sense of humor, and damaged vulnerability, all driven home at a maximum volume. While contemporaries like Pavement were willfully, even gleefully obscure, and skewed toward a more selective audience, Weezer’s insecurities were laid bare, and the band’s pop culture obsessions tended to be universal, not exclusive. Plus, Cuomo wrote killer hooks and had a band that rocked hard — albeit in an uptight, nerdy fashion — winding up with direct, immediate music that connects on more than one level. It’s both clever and vulnerable, but those sensibilities are hidden beneath the loud guitars and catchy hooks. That’s why the band had hits with this album — and not just hits, but era-defining singles like the deliberate dissonant crawl of “Undone – The Sweater Song,” the postironic love song of “Buddy Holly,” the surging “Say It Ain’t So” — but could still seem like a cult band to the dedicated fans; it sounded like the group was speaking to an in-crowd, not the mass audience it wound up with. If, as Howard Hawks said, a good movie consists of three great scenes and no bad ones, it could be extrapolated that a good record contains three great songs and no bad ones — in that case, Weezer is a record with at least six or seven great songs and no bad ones. That makes for a great record, but more than that, it’s a great record emblematic of its time, standing as one of the defining albums of the ’90s.

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Weezer – Weezer (White Album – Deluxe Edition) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weezer – Weezer (White Album – Deluxe Edition) (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:43 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Rock, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | © Crush Music

Weezer’s self-titled, tenth studio album (referred to as “The White Album”) is here! The first single from the highly anticipated album, Thank God For Girls (“insanely catchy new single” – NPR), has charted across multiple genres and is currently sitting in the top 10 at alternative radio.

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Weezer has sold over nine million albums in the U.S. and over 17 million records worldwide. The alt-rock band has proven themselves a force in the industry with a 20-year catalog.

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Weezer – Weezer (Black Album) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Weezer – Weezer (Black Album) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 37:39 minutes | 467 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | © Crush Music – Atlantic

Weezer (The Black Album) was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, with whom the band worked for the first time. The album’s songs were entirely written on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo for the first time in Weezer history, creating some of the most satisfyingly awesome songs in the entire hits-filled Weezer catalogue. With band members switching up instruments in the studio, and choruses filtered through Sitek’s own encyclopedic musical references of everything from Gorillaz to Can to Pink Floyd, Weezer (The Black Album) is the bold next step in the winning streak of acclaimed albums they’ve released since 2014.

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Weezer – Weezer (Teal Album) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Weezer – Weezer (Teal Album) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 36:18 minutes | 445 MB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | © Crush Music – Atlantic

Weezer are no strangers to familiar takes on pop classics they did The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” for Shrek and The Cars’ “You Might Think” for Cars 2. But after a fan’s successful viral campaign to get them to cover Toto’s “Africa” gave them their biggest hit in ages, they made a project of it with ground rules. Inspired by Phil Collins’ version of “You Can’t Hurry Love,” they would stick to largely faithful readings of pre-’90s songs and avoid alt-rock peers as well as obvious classic-rock staples like “Hotel California.” “We don’t wanna be a bar band,” Rivers Cuomo tells Apple Music. “The Teal Album is what was left.” Cuomo and guitarist Brian Bell explain their picks for this set of other people’s greatest hits.

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Weezer – Weezer (White Album) (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Weezer – Weezer “White Album” (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 34:05 minutes | 764 MB | Genre: Rock, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | © Crush Music

90’s alt-rockers Weezer come back this year with their tenth studio album, which is the fourth album in their ongoing series of color-themed self-titled albums, with this one being the color white. The album influenced by their home state of California and the beach, it reflects a sunny sound. (more…)

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